Liberation leader remembered across the globe

Srinagar, February 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik has said that struggle and sacrifices of martyred liberation leader, Muhammad Maqbool Butt are beacon light for every oppressed and occupied nation.

Muhammad Yasin Malik who is languishing in police custody along with other JKLF leaders for the past many days in a statement issued on the 35th martyrdom anniversary of Muhammad Maqbool Butt said, “He stands as symbol of steadfastness and valor for us and serves a corner stone for our resistance against illegal military occupation of India.”

The JKLF Chairman said that every aspect of his life stands as a mile stone for us and this nation can never forget his struggle and sacrifices. He said when Indian rulers hanged Maqbool Butt in Tihar Jail in 1984, they fancied about finishing Kashmiri resistance and thus disremembered about the reality of eternal life of martyrs. He said the martyrdom of Maqbool Butt on gallows gave birth to thousands of young Maqbools who are till today striving for the righteous cause, sacrificing their lives in nooks and corners of Jammu Kashmir and writing down new chapters of passion, valor and greatness.

Meanwhile, today on the occasion of the 35th martyrdom anniversary of Muhammad Maqbool Butt various programs were held throughout the world in which Kashmiris remembered him with commitment and gratitude.
Protest programmes were held in occupied Kashmir to commemorate Maqbool Butt’s martyrdom day.

A protest programme was also held at his birth place Trehgam Kupwara which was attended by various JKLF leaders. Police clamped a strict curfew in whole Trehgam but despite curfew, people in large numbers thronged the residence of Maqbool Shaheed and participated in rally that was held today. At various district headquarters Quran Khawani was held for the great leader.

At national Press Club in Islamabad Pakistan, besides JKLF leaders Hafiz Anwar Samavi, Saleem Haroon, Rafiq Ahmad Dar, Sardar Jamsheed and others participated in the programme. Youm-I-Maqbool was also observed in Helsinki Finland, Barcelona Spain where JKLF leaders Tanveer Choudhry, Qari Mazhar Iqbal Naeemi, Shahzad Shabbir, Shabir Jaral, Mushtaq Pasha, Syed Kazim Shah, Sardar Naeem Khan, Sardar Majid ,Malik Javed and other participated and paid tributes to great leader.
JKLF leaders and activists belonging to Europe zone also held demonstrations outside Indian Embassy in Brussels Belgium. JKLF UK organized a protest rally outside Indian embassy in which protesters demanding the return back of mortal remains of the great leader.

In Saudi Arabia, a seminar was held in which Khawaja Manzoor Chishti, Amir Chishti, Walid Abdullah and others paid tributes to the Shaheed Leader. Similar kind of seminar was held in Dubai UAE in which Sajid Sideequi, Sardar Abid, Sardar Naaz Kashmiri recalled the sacrifice of martyr Maqbool.
Programmes to commemorate Maqbool Day were also held in Azad Kashmir cities including Mirpur, Kotli, Khuiratta, Tatapani, Charoi, Nakyal, Sehnsa, Sudnoti Balouch, Rawalakot, Hijra,Abbaspur, Bagh, Dhirkot,Muzaffarabad, Dadyal, Bhimbher city, Kot Jamil, Samahni, Plundri, Poonch, Similar programmes were held at many cities of Pakistan including Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Quetta and Peshawar.

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