Srinagar:Terming the participation in elections as ‘disrespect to great martyrs like Showkat Ahmad Shah’, incarcerated chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik on Friday said that the charismatic and multi-dimensional personality of Moulana Showkat is ‘unforgettable’ and no Kashmiri can ever overlook his sacrifices and struggle.
In a statement issued here,Yasin Malik said that his struggle for freedom and efforts to eradicate sectarianism from Jammu Kashmir will always be remembered.
The spokesman of JKLF said that Malik in his message from Srinagar Central Jail said, “Moulana Showkat worked continuously for the cause of freedom and his efforts to unite Muslim Ummah, promoting and upholding Quran and Sunnah and connecting new generations with these two main sources, his philanthropy , his works in the field of education and social work, his dream of an Islamic University, establishing free or nonprofit based heath care centers and his leadership ,all these qualities bear a witness to his unparalleled personality.”
JKLF chairman said, “Showkat worked day in and day out for the cause of unity among the Muslims of Jammu Kashmir and today when our enemies are hell bent to divide us into fractions and sects, we need a religious and social leader like him who can bridge gaps and unite Muslims into one Ummah.”
He said that Jamiat Ahlihadees touched new highest of success in his era but his absence is more felt by those who did not belong to his creed (Maslak) and this is because his persona was ‘a symbol of unity and humbleness for all’.
Malik said that the freedom struggle of Kashmir is indebted to the martyrs like Moulana Showkat Ahmad shah and “today when we remember this great soul, we pledge to take the mission of these martyrs to its desired goal.”
While appealing people to boycott upcoming elections, JKLF incarcerated chairman said that participating in these elections is like ‘disrespecting great martyrs like Showkat Ahmad Shah’, which no Kashmiri can even think of.
Meanwhile, the spokesman said that despite heavy restrictions and oppression, JKLF leaders and activists continued with their election boycott campaign in various parts of south and central Kashmir.