Jalil Andrabi was a pioneer of present struggle for freedom: Yasin Malik

Says unity is ‘most valuable thing’ in present situation

Srinagar: Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik on Tuesday said that Advocate Jalil ul Qadr Andrabi was brave son of soil who despite threats chose to resist and sacrifice his life in the way truth.

Terming Advocate Jalil ul Qadr Anrabi as ‘a pioneer’ of the present struggle for freedom, JKLF chairman speaking at a seminar organized by Bar association Kashmir in remembrance of Adv Jalil said that he was a true son of soil who despite threats to his life never budged before oppression and sacrificed his life for the righteous cause.

“Besides being a commendable jurist and an intellectual he was a courageous person who till his last breath worked for the betterment of society and human rights of the people of Jammu Kashmir,” Malik said.

Calling unity as ‘most valuable thing’ in the present situation, Malik said that in 2016, leadership united to counter Indian hegemony and threats posed by RSS backed BJP government in India.

“We countered all oppressive plans including Separate Township for Pandits, Sainik colonies, State subject to West Pakistan refugees, repealing of state subject law and other nefarious designs of Indian rulers. In 2016, Martyr Burhan Wani who lived in hearts and minds of Kashmiris, attained martyrdom and Indian colonial forces chose to shower bullets and pellets on unarmed civilians starting spree of killings, which resulted in a full-fledged peoples agitation led by JRL,” he said.

He said that “Indian under the present ruling regime in India intends to put us into submission. It has unequivocally and transparently announced to finish our resistance. What should we do in these circumstances? What is our duty to counter this Indian hegemony? In my view this is the time when all of us should think and act with unity.”

“We are all facing hardships and what is needed is that we should share these sufferings and hardships and face them together,” Malik said.

He said that today some intellectuals, speakers and civil society people are posing questions over united leadership. “These people are busy in raising questions about leadership and resistance programs and are critical of everything leadership is doing. But irony is that no one among these people is coming out with any solutions, suggestions or concrete proposals to counter Indian hegemony or continue resistance struggle,” Malik said.

He said that people who are running affairs in India today are following a doctrine of bullying and NIA is also being used as a bullying tool. He said that many people in Kashmir have got intimidated and now these people come out with statements against unity and leadership so that oppressor is pleased with them.

“We need to strengthen unity as it is a tool with which we can counter oppression of India and anyone trying to harm this unity is knowingly or unknowingly strengthening the hands of India,” he said.

Malik said that “come what may, we cannot and will never surrender before tyranny, illegal occupation and military might and our struggle for freedom and self determination will continue till the sacred goal is achieved.”

Meanwhile, on the anniversary of Shaheed I Insaaf, Advocate Jalil Ul Qadr Andrabi, a prayer meeting was held at JKLF head office in Srinagar and other district offices.

Special congregational prayers and Quran Khwani was held on the occasion .led By JKLF chairman, various JKLF leaders, scores of activists and admirers of martyrs in large numbers participated in the prayer meetings.

Various leaders on the occasion addressed the meeting and paid tributes to Shaheed I insaaf.


(With inputs from KNS)

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