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Shaheed Showkat endeavored for unity of Ummah: Malik

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Moulana Showkat Ahmad Shah remembered on his martyrdom day

Srinagar: JKLF chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik today paid rich tributes to Moulana Showkat Ahmad Shah describing him as charismatic and multi-dimensional personality.

“Shaheed Itehad-I-Millat Moulana Showkat Ahmad Shah was and will remain as a symbol of unity among Kashmiri masses. His charismatic and multi-dimensional personality is unforgettable and no Kashmiri can ever overlook his sacrifices and struggle,” said Malik today.

Malik was addressing a gathering at JKLF headquarters today. The meeting was organized to remember Moulana Showkat who was killed by on 8th April 2011.

Malik said that Moulana Showkat worked relentlessly for forging unity and oneness among the ranks and files of Muslims. His efforts to get rid of the sectarian divide from Kashmir, promotion of Quran and Sunnah and communicate it to the new generations, his philanthropy, his works in the field of education and social work, his dream of an Islamic University, establishing free or nonprofit based heath care centers and his passion to strive for a free Kashmir and many qualities like these make him a legendary figure who cannot be  ignored even by his enemies.

He said that Showkat Sahib was a brave son of soil who despite many adversities remained steadfast to the cause, embraced martyrdom and attained immortal success but those who conspired and attacked him got nothing but everlasting shame and disgrace.

Taking a dig on some so-called religious preachers who on social media are promoting hatred and sectarian divide among Muslims, JKLF chairman said a nation which has sacrificed more than hundred thousand people during last three decades and on a daily basis is receiving dead bodies of its loved ones cannot afford such divide and time has come when elders and ulema from every sect should to take a leaf out of the life and struggle of Showkat Ahmad Shah.

Paying rich tributes to Budgam and Ganderbal martyrs who laid down their lives during parliamentary by-election in 2017, JKLF chairman said that frustrated by the exemplary election boycott, Indian forces on 9th April last year showered bullets and pellets on common people at Dalwen, Beerwah, PakharPora, Chadoora, Rethsun, Kawoosa in Budgam and Baroosa in Ganderbal killing about eight innocents and injuring hundreds of others on a single day.

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