Srinagar, Apr 26: Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik on Thursday said that Aman Ullah Khan was a symbol of consistent struggle.
“His vision, ideology, consistency and tireless work for a free Kashmir will remain a corner stone of our struggle for freedom and guide Kashmiri nation for ages to come,” Malik said while speaking in a commemorative meeting held at JKLF headquarters Srinagar today.
To recall the struggle and sacrifices of great Leader Aman Ullah Khan, a remembrance meeting was held today at JKLF headquarter Srinagar in which senior JKLF leaders, activists and admirers of Aman participated with fervor and reverence.
Malik and others leaders participated and addressed the meeting and paid tributes to great legend.
Similar kinds of condolence meetings were held at district offices at Srinagar, Budgam, Kupwara, Baramulla, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Kulgam, and Islamabad, Pulwama, Shopian and some districts in Jammu region.
Led by JKLF district presidents, participants of the meetings paid tributes to Aman Ullah Khan.
It is worth to mention that similar meetings are being held in various cities of Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan. Memorial meetings are also scheduled in various parts of the globe including UK, Europe, USA, UAE and various cities of Pakistan.
Terming Aman Ullah Khan as ‘a legend, visionary and symbol of unity’, Malik said that Aman Ullah Khan was a noble son of soil who from his youth till the time of his demise stood firm against illegal occupation of his land and despite numerous challenges and hardships never budged or compromised on his principles or ideology.
“He was an ideologue, a great orator, prolific writer, a high class intellectual, a great patriot, a teacher, a political thinker and above all a humble Muslim who wrote many books, pamphlets, papers, columns and used his every ability for upholding the cause of Kashmiris,” Malik said.
He said that Aman Ullah Khan was a person of integrity and hard work who used to work for freedom struggle for 18 hours daily. “He used to stay at office even during night hours and work tirelessly for movement and never cared about his family or children,” Malik said.
Malik said that Aman was not only a great leader who led the nation on political front but an Intelligent and dynamic diplomat who championed the cause of Kashmir on international front too. “He became first Kashmiri to address a press conference and present the case of Kashmiri to the international community at UN office in New York and even distributed Pamphlets regarding Kashmiri freedom struggle during Indian delegation heads address at General assembly. He was truly a pioneer, a herald of free Jammu Kashmir, a bright example of consistent struggle, a prolific politician and an intellectual of great repute, a diplomat and a leader whose struggle and sacrifices will always remain the corner stone of our struggle for freedom and self-determination,” Malik said.
Malik said that life and struggle of Aman is a testimony of his resilience and today when the struggle for freedom has entered into a new phase, we need to look and seek guidance from his life and struggle.
He said that “today when Kashmiris are facing Indian aggression and operation all out is going on to defeat and wipe out Kashmiri resistance, we need to follow the doctrine of unity and steadfastness of Aman Ullah Khan.”
In 1988, when JKLF launched a new phase of resistance, it was Aman Ullah Khan who invited and forged unity with all other parties and groups. Even at his death bed he reunited JKLF and forged an exemplary unity among the resistance camp, JKLF chairman said.
It is unity and consistency which helps weak nations like Kashmir to achieve their goal of freedom and self-determination and Aman Ullah Khan till his last breath believed and strived for these two objectives, added JKLF chairman.
He said that safeguarding unity among Kashmiris and remaining consistent during our endeavor for freedom and self-determination is a commendable tribute Kashmiris can pay to their great leader and benefactor.