Malik expresses sorrow over pro-freedom leader’s killing | KNO

Malik expresses sorrow over pro-freedom leader’s killing | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, November 20 (KNO) : Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik has said that the inhuman killing of senior resistance leader Mir Hafiz-u-Allah in broad day light is ‘most atrocious and naked act of state repression’. “Through Mir sahibs’ martyrdom today, we have lost a prudent voice, courageous and steadfast human being and a humble personality,” Malik said in a statement issued to KNO. On the directions of JKLF incarcerated 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 Butt also addressed the condolence gathering and paid tributes to Mir. 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’, 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.” Recalling his personal friendship and association with Mir, Malik said that “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 endured incarcerations, torture, torment and apathy from authorities and forces but never budged before the tyranny and occupation.” Malik said that “only few days back Mir visited JKLF office at Srinagar and informed me about the threats from Indian forces and police and how suspicious vehicles were roaming around his residence and how he was receiving threatening calls from authorities. His worries came true today and he was gunned down in cold blood in front of his wife.” He said that Mir 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,” he said. Malik while praying for his heavenly abode also prayed for his bereaved family. 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.(KNO)