Tribute paid to Jamal Afghani by Muhammad Farooq Rehmani
Islamabad: 14 Dec, 2010: To commemorate 17th martyrdom of Jamal Afghani (Abdul Khaliq Ghanai) the renowned and front ranking freedom commander and leader of the resistance movement in early 1990s, a glowing tribute was paid to the martyred leader’s life and sacrifices for the freedom of Jammu and Kashmir by Muhammad Farooq Rehmani Chairman Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom League.
He was arrested by army and police on 14 December 1993 from Kupwara during his resistance campaign against Indian army’s mass killings and molestation of women and was brutally martyred in their custody.
The news of his martyrdom had spread like wild fire across Jammu and Kashmir-paralyzing public life in far and wide areas of Kashmir. On this occasion Muhammad Farooq Rehmani in his message said that the martyred young leader was a zealous advocate of Kashmir’s freedom from India from his very young student life.
He said India’s ruthless campaign of innocent killings had not come to an end since then, and the Kashmir blood is rubbed on the hands of India’s civil and military establishment, which couldn’t be forgotten.He said that in view of the great human sacrifices of the people, nothing less than freedom from India could be acceptable to the Kashmiris.
Emphasizing upon the right of self determination, he said that the world community should understand the public sentiment and not waste time in fruitless backdoor diplomacy. India should be held responsible for obstructing the path of a just resolution of Kashmir and should be told in unambiguous words to quit Kashmir.
Today to commemorate the day different meetings have been arranged in Kashmir by Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom League. In Kaloosa Bandipore, people will visit the martyred leader’s grave to offer prayers for his eternal blessings and renew their pledge to fight for freedom until victory. Meanwhile, Police have let loose terror in the area to thwart any public reaction on the occasion.