Jammu and Kashmir National Conference (NC) president Dr Farooq Abdullah on Monday paid glowing tributes to late Moulana Mirwaiz Muhammad Farooq on his 29th death anniversary.
In his message Dr Farooq said, “Late Mirwaiz was known for his literary endowments and social service. The traditional role played by Mirwaiz family in the field of education and social service is commendable. Late Mirwaiz throughout his life made earnest efforts to forge unity among Muslim Ummah. He throughout his life devotedly rendered his services for up gradation of Islamia school. On this day I pay glowing tributes to him.”
Other NC leaders including Ali Muhammad Sagar, Abdul Rahim Rather, Choudhary Muhammad Ramzan, Sharief Ud Din Shariq, Mubarak Gul and Peer Afaq, also paid glowing tributes to late Mirwaiz Muhammad Farooq on his death anniversary.
People’s Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti also paid rich tributes to late Mirwaiz Moulvi Muhammad Farooq and late Abdul Gani Lone on their anniversaries.
In a statement, Mehbooba said that the contribution made by the two leaders in the socio-political awakening of people would long be remembered in Jammu & Kashmir. “Best tribute to these two leaders would be that the people of the state commit themselves to working for social upliftment of the downtroddened and working tirelessly towards getting the people of the state out of uncertainty,’ she added.
General secretary of the Peoples Conference Imran Reza Ansari , while paying rich tributes to late Mirwaiz Muhammad Farooq and late Abdul Gani Lone, in a statement said, “Late Abdul Gani Lone and late Mirwaiz Muhammad Farooq laid their lives for Kashmir. It is time we remember their vision and far sightedness for the Kashmiri people. They remind us of a golden era of politics where moderate politics and intellectualism were the defining attributes of leadership.”
Imran said that both leaders were victims of violence prevalent in the state for the last three decades. “We also want the people to remember that scourge of violence consumed late Lone sahib and Mirwaiz Sahib. We pray and hope that this violence comes to an end”, he added. People’s Conference spokesman said that PC chairman Sajad Gani Lone, senior vice president Abdul Gani Vakil, Bashir Ahmad Dar, Raja Aijaz Ali, Muhammad Abbas Wani, Irfan Panditpori, Adnan Ashraf Mir and others also paid glowing tributes to the late leaders.
Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement (JKPM) chief Shah Faesal also paid rich tributes to late Mirwaiz Moulvi Muhammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone on their death anniversary
While paying glowing tribute to late Mirwaiz Moulvi Farooq Shah Faesal remembered his contribution to the Kashmiri’s struggle for their socio-political rights.
He said late Moulvi Farooq was not only the religious leader of Kashmiri people but represented their political aspirations as well adding that till his death, he vouched for resolution of Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance to the wishes and aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
Shah Faesal said that late Abdul Ghani Lone was a great visionary whose main contribution was that he mentored a cadre of new leaders who continue to guide the State even today.