Seminar, rally in Muzaffarabad to pay homage to Molvi Farooq, Lone

Muzaffarabad, May 21 (KMS): Pasban-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir organized a seminar in Muzaffarabad, today, followed by a rally to pay tributes to prominent martyred Hurriyat leaders, Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq and Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone, as well as the martyrs of Hawal massacre on their martyrdom anniversaries, today.

Eminent religious scholar, Maulana Abdul Aziz Alvi, was the chief guest while Pasban-e-Hurriyat Chairman, Uzair Ahmad Ghazali chaired the seminar. The Vice Chairman of International Forum for Justice, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Chaudhry Muhammad Ismail, Raja Zaheer Khan, Dr Muhammad Monzoor, Qari Ateeq Ahmed Danish, Abdul Raoof Tantray, Hafiz Bilal Ahmed Farooqi, Usman Ali Hashim, Tanveer Ahmed Durrani, Javed Ahmed Mughal and others were also present on the occasion.

Addressing the seminar, the speakers said that the people of Kashmir would always remember the services of Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq and Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone for the liberation, development and secure future of Kashmir. They said that both Hurriyat leaders fought tirelessly for the liberation of Kashmir amidst all the machinations, oppression and tyranny of India.

The speakers maintained that Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq worked hard for the propagation of Islam and his teachings would always remain a beacon for the religious, intellectual and ideological training of the Kashmiri people. They said that Khawaja Abdul Ghani was a shining star who emerged as an effective voice of freedom against India and a true leader of the Kashmiri people in political and social arena.

They deplored that Indian agents martyred Mirwaiz Molvi Mohammad Farooq while Indian forces indiscriminately opened fire on thousands of people attending his funeral on May 21, 1990 in Hawal, Srinagar. More than 70 people martyred and several injured on Maulvi Farooq funeral. Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone was also killed by agents of Indian agencies on the same date in 2002. “Those heart-breaking scenes of terrorism by the Indian forces are still etched in the hearts of the Kashmiri people,” they added.

The participants of the rally marched on the main highway of the city and prayed for the high ranks of the martyrs of Jammu and Kashmir. People on the occasion pledged to continue the mission of Kashmiri martyrs till it reached its logical conclusion. They were also chanting slogans against Indian illegal occupation of Kashmir besides condemning human rights violations by Indian troops in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

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