By: Altaf Hamid Rao
MIRPUR (AJK): Two-day AJK-wide special events to commemorate 31ST death anniversary of former President of Azad Jammu & Kashmir and renowned leader of Kashmir freedom struggle late K.H.Khrsheed concluded across Azad Jammu & Kashmir on Monday with due solemnity & reverence with the renewal of the pledge to continue the mission of the departed leader to bring the Kashmir freedom movement to its logical end.
Major inaugural ceremony to pay rich tributes to the departed Kashmir leader for his life-time services to the Kashmir cause comprising the ultimate goal of the achievement of Kashmiris right to self-determination, was held in a local hotel in Mirpur Sunday evening under the auspices of Jammu & Kashmir Liberation League.
Central President of the JKLL and retired Chief Justice of AJK High Court Justice (Ret) Abdul Majeed Mallick was the chief guest on this occasion.
The JKLL Supremo Justice (Retd) Abdul Majeed Mallick, on this occasion, emphasized upon Pakistan to immediately take up Kashmir issue in the United Nations Security Council for ensuring the settlement of the much delayed Kashmir issue without further delay. He added that the UN SC is the only authentic forum which could perform for settlement of the global issue of Kashmir issue through managing the implementation of the UN resolutions.
Besides the JKLL President Justice (Retd) Abdul Majeed Mallick, President PPP (Shaheed Bhutto) AJK Chapter Ch. Munir Hussain Advocate, ex President District Bar Association Ch. Abdul Aziz Pothi Advocate, Riaz Naveed Butt Advocate and Ch. Qadir, Chairman Jammu & Kashmir Human Rights Commission Humayoon Zaman Mirza, JKLL leader Tariq Mahmood, Khawaja Khalil Ahmed, Abdul Rasheed Katil and others paid rich tributes to the departed Kashmiri leader for his long meritorious services for the Kashmir cause and for managing the grand of due constitutional and democratic rights to the people of Azad Jammu & Kashmir.
Speakers paid glorious tributes to K.H. Khurshid, also the Secretary of founder of Pakistan Hazrat Quaid-e-Azam for his life-time meritorious services for the Kashmir cause including to fight for the achievement of Kashmiris birth right to self determination..
Addressing the ceremony speakers including the JKLL President Justice (Retd) Abdul Majeed Mallick said that best way to pay rich tributes to late K.H.Khursheed is to perpetuate the ideology primarily based on the freedom and sovereignty of the people of Jammu & Kashmir through the achievement of their legitimate right to self determination acknowledged by the international community through the UN resolutions.
He said that the people of Jammu & Kashmir shall have to support and continue the ideology and mission of late K.H.Khursheed in all circumstances to make the Kashmir freedom movement complete success. The JKLL chief called for early settlement of Kashmir issue entirely in line with the aspirations of the people of Jammu & Kashmir.
Justice (Retd) Malik underlined that because of the hostile and delaying tactics of India, the bilateralism has failed to resolve the Kashmir issue through talks between India and Pakistan, the issue of Jammu & Kashmir issue should be settled in line with the recognized United Nations which clearly spoke of the early grant of the birth right of self determination to Jammu Kashmir people.
Justice (Retd) Majeed Mallick said that late K.H.Khurshid, also the private secretary of father of the nation – Quaid-e-Azam, rendered great services for the cause of Kashmiris struggle for liberation of the motherland from the Indian yoke and for the achievement of their legitimate right to self determination.
The JKLL President emphasized that best way to pay tributes to the departed Kashmiri leader is to follow his foot steps for the achievement of the destination he set for the people of Jammu and Kashmir through the liberation of the homeland from the illegal and forcible clutches of the long Indian subjugation. They said that it was the result of the sacrifices of over 1.30 lakh Kashmiri martyrs that Kashmir emerged as the flash point and the freedom-loving and civilized world community were pressing for the early peaceful settlement of Kashmir problem.
Reiterating to continue the mission of late K.H. Khursheed, speakers said that India could not win the hearts of Jammu Kashmir people despite initiating various measures and taking different political summersaults to muster the sympathies of the people of Jammu & Kashmir.
They called upon both India and Pakistan to immediately move for the settlement of Kashmir issue in line with the wishes of the people of Jammu & Kashmir, major party to the dispute, in order to ensure the establishment of everlasting peace in South Asia in particularly and the world-over in general. They added that international community had admitted the fact that early peaceful settlement of Kashmir issue was basically key to the emergence of everlasting peace in the region besides for the long-lasting socio economic progress and prosperity both in India and Pakistan besides other parts of South Asia, they added.
The participants offered fateha for the departed soul of K.H.Khurshid and other martyrs of Jammu & Kashmir besides praying for the early success of Kashmir freedom movement.
Meanwhile, the concluding ceremony to mark the death anniversary of Khursheed Hassan Khursheed was held at his mausoleum in the state’s metropolis – Muzaffarabad on Monda where Quran Khawani was held besides a special function to pay glorious tributes to the departed Kashmiri leader.
Participants from across AJK and various parts of Pakistan visited the mazar to offer for the departed soul and other martyrs of Jammu & Kashmir besides praying for the early success of Kashmir freedom struggle and for the solidarity, stability, prosperity and uplift of Pakistan.
Contingents of the JKLL leaders and workers as well as several other party activists and members of all segments of the civil society from various parts of AJK attended the concluding ceremony of the death anniversary at the mausoleum of late K.H. Khursheed in Muzaffarabad Monday morning. They placed floral wreath and offer fateha for the departed .