Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Yasin Malik said demise of late Sheikh Abdul Aziz by Indian cruel forces in 2008 was a great loss of kashmiri nation, his untimely death created void that cannot be filled easily. In a statement issued by JKLf spokesman quoted Yasim Malik saying,“Shaheed Sheikh Abdul Aziz was a humble soul and dedicated resistance leader who always stood in the front row and sacrificed his life for the just cause.”
Sheikh Abdul Aziz 8th anniversary was being observed on August 11 in both parts of Kashmir and Pakistan capital Islamabad. All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Kashmir Chapter also organized a programme in this regard here in Islamabad in which leaders paid rich tributes to late Sheikh Abdul Aziz.
In his message to Kahmiri people JKLF chief Yasim Malik appealed the people to stand united and follow the protest programs given by the united resistance leadership. “At a time when oppressors are trying hard to break our unity and resolve, we need to shun our petty differences, stand firmly united and resist tyrants with oneness and passion,” Malik added.
All parties Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, also Paid glowing tributes to Shaheed-e-Azeemat, Sheikh Abdul Aziz and said the ongoing resistance movement is in continuation of the movement from 1990 in general and 2008 and 2010 uprisings in particular during which the nation offered countless sacrifices of lives and properties and kept the movement alive for realizing our just rights, specially right to self-determination despite witnessing oppression and suppression of the worst kind.
Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League (JKPL), Mukhtar Ahmad Waza Thursday also paid glowing tributes to Shaheed-e-Azeemat Sheikh Abdul Aziz on his 8th martyrdom anniversary and has eulogized his contribution for the ongoing Kashmir liberation movement.
In an issued statement, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza said that the sacrifices of Sheikh Abdul Aziz and other Kashmiris, who laid down their lives for the Kashmir cause in 2008 or since 1947, would not go waste and the Kashmiri people would soon get rid of Indian bondage. He said that Sheikh Aziz was martyred by Indian forces on August 11, 2008, at Boniyar in Uri, when he was leading a peaceful protest march against the economic blockade of the Kashmir Valley by Hindu extremist of Jammu.
On his directions, a delegation led by Peoples League Leader Manzoor Ghazi addressed a gathering at Achabal Islamabad. Ghazi paid glowing tributes to martyr Sheikh Abdul Aziz, Khalil-ul-Rehman and S. Hamid Wani. He said that the mission of Kashmiri martyrs, who had centre-staged the Kashmir dispute at the international level, would be taken to its logical conclusion at all costs. He said that from 1947, India had been trying to suppress the voice of Kashmiris by force but could not succeed in its sinister designs.
After coming into existence in 1973, Manzoor Ghazi said, Indian military forces have so far killed 800 members of Peoples League and imprisoned thousands; however despite facing brutal oppression party continues to play its key role in the ongoing freedom struggle.