Dr Farooq Abdullah pays tributes to Alama Iqbal
Recalls his connection with Sher-e-Kashmir, concern for abridged rights of Kashmiris
Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President and Member Parliament Srinagar Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Monday paid glowing tributes to Alma Sir Sheikh Muhammad Iqbal on the observance of Iqbal Day.
While paying glowing tributes to Sir Muhammad Iqbal on his birth anniversary he said Allama Iqbal was a great philosophical poet and thinker. “Sher-e-Kashmir had a long association with the celebrated poet and both were concerned about the apathetic condition of Kashmiris. Allama Iqbal’s political viewpoint was centred on reforming Muslim societies and it was this vision, along with the concept of khudi or higher self that became a source of inspiration for Sher e Kashmir who took it upon himself to transform the fate of wretched people of Jammu & Kashmir from despondency to opulence with land to tiller reforms, abolition of big landed estates, gender neutral voting rights, free education, women’s emancipation, universal adult franchise, and other sleuth of measures,” he said.