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Malik expresses sorrow over the killing of Mir Hafiz-u-Allah

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Srinagar, 20 November: Jammu Kashmir liberation front (JKLF) Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, in a condolence message sent out from incarceration today termed the Killing of senior resistance leader Mir Hafiz-u-Allah atrocious and naked act of state repression.

In a statement issued here, a JKLF spokesman said : “On the directions of JKLF Chairman a high level JKLF delegation comprising of vice chairman Advocate Bashir Ahmad Butt, Zonal president Noor Muhammad Kalwal, Ghulam Muhammad Dar and district president Muhammad Ishaaq Ganie reached Akingam Achabal Islamabad and participated in the funeral prayers and burial of Mir Hafiz-u-Allah. Advocate Bashir Ahmad Butt also addressed the condolence gathering and paid rich tributes to the great soul. JKLF delegation also expressed solidarity with his bereaved family.”

“Terming the killing of Mir Hafiz-u-Allah as most atrocious and naked act of state repression and a personal loss, JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik in his sorrowful message from incarceration said that nation of Kashmir has today lost a prudent voice, a humble son of soil and brave resistance leader whose absence will be felt for long,” said the JKLF spokesman.

“In 2014, he was lodged in Mattan jail Islamabad where Mir Hafiz-u-Allah was already languishing. His humble attitude, soft approach, upright wisdom, political sensibility and other qualities soon brought us close and we shared our thoughts and ideas for hours. Mir sahib endured incarcerations, torture, torment and apathy from Indian authorities and forces but never budged before the tyranny and occupation,” the JKLF spokesman quoted Malik as saying.

JKLF chairman, according to the spokesman, said: “Mir Hafiz-u-Allah was a classic example of Indian oppression and how India treated peaceful political activists, tortured and tormented them, pushed them to the wall and hence forced them to tread the path of ultimate sacrifice. Lately Mir Hafiz-u-Allah faced this Indian wrath in 2016 when his residential house was vandalized and damaged by Indian forces and police and his poor family was tortured and tormented to suppress his peaceful political voice and dissent.”

“JKLF chairman while praying for his heavenly abode also prayed for his bereaved family,” reads the statement.

“Meanwhile, JKLF leaders and activists organized various condolence meetings on the martyrdom day of Shuhadai-e-Alikadal, various functions were held in Europe, UK, Middle East, Rawalpindi and in different districts of AJK wherein rich tributes were paid to the great martyrs of Alikadal, Srinagar,” it said.

“A central function presided over by vice Chairman Saleem Haroon was held in Rawalpindi wherein Dy. Secretary General Sajid Sidiqi, senior leaders Sardar Anwar Adv, Sardar Hanif, Saleem Butt, Aftab Ahmed, Manzoor Khan, Tanveer Aziz and many others spoke about the valor and commitment exhibited by Shaheed-e-Hurriyet Sheikh Abdul Hameed, Shaheed Mushtaq Lone, Shaheed Jameel Choudhry and others. Rasib Kashmiri, a visiting JKLF leader from UK Zone also spoke on the occasion,” it added.



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