Srinagar, February 11, 2014 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) has paid rich tributes to prominent Kashmiri martyred leader, Muhammad Maqbool Butt on his martyrdom anniversary. Muhammad Maqbool Butt was hanged in Tihar Jail on 11th February 1984.
Paying rich tributes to the martyred leader, JKLF Chairman, Mohammad Yasin Malik in a statement in Srinagar, said “11th Feb is an indelible day of our history and whenever the history of resistance of the world will be written, Maqbool Butt’s struggle and sacrifices will be remembered,” he said.
Malik said, “Maqbool Butt is our international identity and his legacy has an international appeal and he will remain as a symbol and code of determination for the nations striving for their freedom and existence.”
“The distinction that Butt has over all is that he strived for the freedom of Jammu and Kashmir. He was a loner but never complained of it. He had no support but he never budged. He had to bear abuses from his own and opponents but he never compromised on his principles,” Malik added.
Yasin said that Maqbool presented himself for the sacrifice because he wanted to awaken his people. “He jumped into the fire of struggle without even thinking of his young children and fear of death. He was on death row in Kashmir but this threat could not hinder his struggle and he came and kissed gallows with grace and honour,’ he said.
JKLF chairman said that Maqbool day would be observed throughout the major cities of the world. “Programs will be held across all major cities of Azad Kashmir and Pakistan. Many programs will also be held in USA, UK, Canada, Europe, Belgium, Holland, Germany, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Brussels on 16th and 26th February 2014. Public rallies will be held in Belgium and UK in connection with the Maqbool Day. These programs will be organized by JKLF UK and Europe zone,” he said.
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