Shaheed Abdul Khaliq Ganai was a great patriot
Muzaffarabad: The people of Jammu and Kashmir will never forget the sacrifices of their martyrs for the cause of liberation of the State from India, this was stated by the Chairman J&K Peoples Freedom League and former convener All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani on the 23 rd martyrdom anniversary of a renowned freedom fighter Abdul Khaliq Ganai nom de jure, Jamal Afgani at Muzaffarabad while addressing a public gathering of Kashmiris organized by the Peoples Freedom League to commemorate martyrdom of a pioneer of freedom movement.
Muhammad Farooq Rehmani said that Jamal Afgani as a zealous youth spent his times and life from 1970s to 1993 solely in the way of organizing youth for freedom of his motherland. He joined armed struggle for liberating Kashmir from Indian clutches in late 1980s and was captured by the occupation and martyred in custody on December 15, 1993 in the suburbs of Srinagar. While paying rich tributes to the martyred leader and his dedication for the cause of Kashmir, he said that the people of Jammu and Kashmir had rendered great sacrifices of life, honour and property during the last 27 years and both men ,and women were equally playing their role and urging on the world community to facilitate a peaceful and durable solution of the Kashmir dispute in line with the UNCIP resolutions.
Muhammad Farooq Rehmani said the dispute of J&K was basically a very simple question of the right of self-determination and freedom and the Kashmiris were the basic party besides Pakistan and India. But, India had complicated the issue by her obduracy and by perpetrating oppression on the people with over 7 hundred thousand troops and paratroopers. The Indian army and police had been given unbridled brutal powers to kill the masses with impunity. He urged on the world body to resolve the tripartite dispute by holding plebiscite in the former princely state of Jammu and Kashmir. He expressed the view that no bilateral talks had succeeded to resolve Kashmir in the past and there existed no such in the future ny neglecting the participation of the Kashmiris in the efforts of its resolution I today.
Other speakers o the occasion which addressed the gathering and payed triute to Shaheed Jamal Afgani and other martyrs included Khaki Nasrullah, Altaf Hussain Bhat, Shahid Ahmad Meraj-ud Din Dar and Nayeem Reyaz.
Meanwhile, Hurriyat leaders including Agha Syed Mosvi Alsafvi, Shabir Dar, Muhammad Iqbal Mir, Imtiyaz Ahmed Reshi and Muhammad Yasin Attai also paid rich tributes to Jamal Afghani on his martyrdom anniversary.