Advocate Jalil Ahmed Andrabi remembered, JKLF pays tribute to him on his anniversary | KNO

Advocate Jalil Ahmed Andrabi remembered, JKLF pays tribute to him on his anniversary | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, March 27 (KNO) : Acting chairman of JKLF Abdul Hameed Butt on Wednesday addressed a condolence meeting held in remembrance of Advocate Jalil Ahmed Andrabi on his anniversary. “Advocate Jalil Ahmed Andrabi was among the pioneers of the present struggle who was romantically involved with freedom struggle and till his last breath kept striving for the righteous cause. Besides being a successful jurist and a great intellectual, he was a courageous person who always cared and worked for the betterment of society,” Butt said in a statement issued to KNO. During the meeting, sacrifices of Ishfaq Majeed Wani, Shabir Ahmad Sideequi, Doctor Abdul Ahad Guru and others were also recalled. While recalling the struggle and sacrifices of Advocate Jalil Andrabi, JKLF senior vice chairman Abdul Hameed Butt said that “the struggle and sacrifice rendered by this brother of ours has honored Kashmiri nation and we can never forget his courage, passion and sacrifice for the freedom of Jammu Kashmir.” Butt said that after receiving threats from forces, Jalil Andrabi was advised by his friends to stay away from Kashmir but he refused to do so and courageously continued his struggle and sacrificed his life for the revered cause. “The nation of Kashmir has sacrificed lot for freedom but we need to show resilience, one face approach, dedication and steadfastness to achieve what we are striving for,” he said. Butt said that “as a nation, we are duty bound to safeguard our sacrifices and continue the struggle for freedom that has been nourished by the sacred blood of our martyrs like Shaheed-e-Insaaf. “ JKLF leader said that “the famous Lawyer Jalil Andrabi was abducted in broad-day light by Army personnel led by Major Awtar Singh and then killed with impunity. Even Judiciary issued warrants against Awtar Singh who later killed her wife and then shot himself in USA.” “We want to ask rulers that why are they shielding killers of Jalil till date and that, is this for what their so-called biggest democracy stands for,” he said. Meanwhile, various congregational prayer meetings were held across valley and other parts of Jammu Kashmir today in connection with the anniversary of Advocate Andrabi. Quran Khawani was also held at various places in which leaders, activists and admirers of martyrs took part and prayed for the elevation of their places in heaven. Meanwhile, in continuation of anti-India protests against banning JKLF, arrest of large number of party leaders including its Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik, raids and ‘Indian State terrorism’, JKLF and its students wing JKSLF held a forceful protest demonstration in district Bhimber of AJK. Zonal party leaders Touseef Ali Jarral Adv, Shakeel Jarral and SLF leader Obaid Shabir led the protest march which was attended by large number of party leaders and members. It is worth to mention that large number students participated in the protest march.(KNO)