JKLF vows to continue struggle for Kashmiris’ rights


LONDON: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) has vowed to continue the struggle for right of self-determination for Kashmiri nation who is engaged in offering sacrifices for this cause. JKLFcommemorated the 35rd Martyrdom anniversary of its founder Maqbool Butt Shaheed and held seminars, public meetings and demonstrations all around the world on 11th February.

Chairman JKLF, Yasin Malik directed all Zonal, Divisional and District level JKLF office bearers to hold peaceful programmes in order to pay tribute to the martyred leader.

A meeting of JKLF London Branch was held in connection of 11 February preparations and other engagements in near future. According to a decision taken at the meeting, the JKLF London branch participated in large numbers in a protest outside Indian High Commission in London.

During this meeting, senior leader of JKLF Mahmood Hussain said that struggle and martyrdom of Maqbool Butt is a glorious chapter of our history that will always guide us through the tough journey of freedom struggle. He said that we owe it to the future generations of Kashmir to highlight and spread the vision of Maqbool Butt Shaheed for which he and other thousands of Kashmiris laid their lives.

11 February was commemorated as Maqbool Bhat’s martyrdom anniversary. On this day Kashmiris all across the world remember their hero with honour and pride. Maqbool But was hanged by India in Tihar jail on 11 February 1984 and his body was not given to his family for a proper burial.

Meeting was chaired by London branch president Javaid Rashid, and attended by Mahmoud Hussain, Tariq Sharif, M Faiz, Sanawar Hussain, Nazakat Ali, Iftikhar Sharif, Umer Ishaq and others.