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Battle of Karbala represents ultimate faith in Allah: Malik


Srinagar, Sep 21: Chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik on Friday said that the battle of Karbala represents steadfastness and ultimate faith in almighty Allah.
“Imam-I-Hussain (RA) and his companions sacrificed their lives but never bowed before tyrants. Colonial repression and democratic traits can never go hand in hand,” Malik said as per the statement issued to KNS while addressing an Ashoora congregation at Zadibal.
The spokesman in a statement said that despite heavy restrictions in Srinagar, Malik along with a delegation comprising of Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri, G M Dar and others managed to reach Zadibal to express solidarity with Azadaran-I-Imam-I-Hussain (RA).
On the occasion, Malik said that Imam-I-Hussain (RA) and his family sacrificed their lives for truth and unity of Ummah. “Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions refused to accept the hegemony of the oppressors and strived for a righteous cause,” he said.
Malik said that “we all recite one Kalima, believe in one Allah, have faith in his last messenger Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and turn towards one Qibla and all this unification teaches us to stand united.”
“Our adversaries want to divide us in the name of sects and tribes, hardliners and liberals and it is our duty to remain one and defeat the nefarious designs of these adversaries,” he added.
Malik said that Hussain (RA) and his righteous companions displayed unrelenting resilience, courage and steadfastness. “They represent oppressors not the oppressed and it is the duty of every Hussaini to identify himself with the oppressed and downtrodden and remain striving against the tyrants and oppressors,” he said.
Condemning the onslaught by police and forces on Ashoora processions in Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir, Malik said that ban on religious rituals and acts of faith are direct interference in religion of masses and this act is most undemocratic and condemnable.
“This tyranny and coercion amounts to persecution of a community which is highly regrettable,” Malik asserted.