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Pose questions but also come out with concrete proposals: Malik

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SRINAGAR: Paying tributes to late Advocate Jalil Andrabi, JKLF Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik today said that he was a brave son of soil who despite threats chose to resist and sacrifice his life in the way of truth.

Malik, while speaking at a seminar organized by Bar Association Kashmir in remembrance of Andrabi said, “Martyr Anrabi was a pioneer of freedom struggle. Besides being a commendable jurist and an intellectual he was a courageous person who till his last breath worked for the betterment of society and human rights of the people of Jammu Kashmir”.

Calling unity as most valuable thing in present situation, JKLF chairman said that in 2016, leadership united to counter Indian hegemony and threats posed by RSS backed BJP government in India.

“India under the present ruling regime intends to put us into submission. It has unequivocally and transparently announced to finish our resistance. What should we do in these circumstances? What is our duty to counter this Indian hegemony? In my view this is the time when all of us should think and act with unity. We are all facing hardships and what is needed is that we should share these sufferings and hardships and face them together”, Malik said.

He said that today some intellectuals, speakers and civil society people are posing questions over united leadership. These people are busy in raising questions about leadership and resistance programs and are critical of everything leadership is doing. But irony is that no one among these people is coming out with any solutions, suggestions or concrete proposals to counter Indian hegemony or continue resistance struggle.

He said that today we need to strengthen unity as it is a tool with which we can counter oppression of India and anyone trying to harm this unity is knowingly or unknowingly strengthening the hands of India.

Meanwhile, a JKLF spokesman, in a statement said that a prayer meeting was held at JKLF head office in Srinagar and other district offices to pay tributes to Advocate Jalil Andrabi.

Special congregational prayers and Quran Khwani was held on the occasion led By JKLF chairman, the statement said.