Chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat Syeda Asiya Andrabi on Saturday urged the separatist leaders to show steadfastness and resolve Kashmir issue according to aspirations of Kashmiris.
“An impression is being created that the ongoing Kashmir movement for which lakhs of people offered unflinching sacrifices has died down. The movement has been transferred to younger generation and it is high time for the pro-freedom leaders to show steadfastness and take the movement to its logical conclusion in accordance with aspirations of Kashmiris,” Asiya said addressing a function to release a book ‘Pakistan Naguzeer Tha’ (Pakistan was inevitable).
The voluminous book has been authored by late Syed Hassan Riyaz and abridged by incarcerated separatist leader and chairman of Muslim Deeni Mahaz, Dr Qasim Faktoo who has been serving life imprisonment for past over 22 years.
The book was released in presence of Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik, president of High Court Bar Association Advocate Mian Qayoom, Jamaat-e-Islami spokesman Advocate Zahid Ali, Zamrooda Habib Chairperson Muslim Khawateen Markaz besides representatives of various separatist parties. “All pro-India leaders including Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, Mehbooba Mufti, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Dr Farooq Abdullah should bear in mind that Kashmir movement is still alive and will never die as it has been nourished with sacrifices of Kashmiris,” she said.
Hailing Pakistan for extending diplomatic and moral support to Kashmir movement, Asiya said “Kashmir will one day become part of Pakistan,Inshallah.”
“The book is originally based on various chapters and dwelts on all aspects responsible for creation of Pakistan in 1947. On the request of my incarcerated husband, I got it from Pakistan. For people of Kashmir, he compiled it in one volume,” she said.
“My husband has spent over 22 years in jail and did not even waste a minute. He has dedicated his life for the freedom of Kashmir from forcible control of India. His unflinching sacrifice symbolizes resilience and resolve of Kashmiris to achieve their goal,” she said.
On the occasion, Tehreek e Hurriyat general secretary Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai who presided over the function said formation of Pakistan in 1947 was imperative for Muslims. “The condition of Muslims in India was such that formation of Pakistan was inevitable. Jinnah realized the idea of Pakistan as conceptualized by Alama Iqbal. After 68 years, we can see miserable plight of Muslims in India,” he said.
Sehrai said despite challenges Pakistan has been extending diplomatic and moral support to Kashmir movement.
“India has been using all means to break the resolve of Kashmir and even change Muslim majority status of the state to suppress ongoing freedom movement. Since 1947, some Kashmiris have been helping India to suppress aspirations of Kashmiris. Sheikh Abdullah (NC founder and also known as Mir Abdullah of Kashmir synonymous as traitor) strengthened ties with India by inking accord with Indira Gandhi.
“Time is ripe for Kashmiris and separatists to shun any differences and work together for the just cause,” Sehrai said. Published in Greater Kashmir on February 22, 2015.