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Profile of a great Kashmiri martyr; Bashir Ahmed Sheikh Gazi

February 14, 2017 Leave a comment

bashir-ahmad-sheikh-gaziBy Muhammad Abdullah 13|02|2107
The Senior most Commander of Jammu and Kashmir Al-Fatah Force Bashir Ahmed Sheikh, nom de guerre Gazi, martyred on 13th February 2002, was born at Kaloosa Bandipora in a peasant family. This hamlet has produced some of well known martyred commanders like:Abdul Khaliq Ganai(Jemal Afghani) and Nazir Ahmed Shah. Shaheed Abdul Majeed Khan also belonged to the same town.
Shaheed Bashir Ahmed Sheikh starled his political activities as pro-freedom activist in 1970s under the inspirations of Muhammad Farooq Rehman, who was then Chairman of the People’s League and today Chairman J&K People’s Freedom League. In 1988 Gazi Bashir Ahmad Sheikh joined the armed kaloosa-basheer-ahmad-sheikh-gazi-graveyardresistance for freedom of the State. He was imprisoned several times by Police and became famous in Kashmir North. In1989, he was arrested and detained in Sangrore Jail of India. He spent some years in Rajasthan jail also. Bashir Ahmed Sheikh was released in 1992, and became Chief Commander of the former Jihad Force. But, again arrested in 1994 at Barzulla Srinagar. Read more…