Maqbool Butt was courageous man: Gilani

Srinagar, February 10, 2016 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference (G), Syed Ali Gilani while paying rich tributes to Muhammad Maqbool Butt on the eve of his 32nd martyrdom anniversary has said that he was a brave and courageous pro-freedom leader. Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, denounced continued detention of freedom leaders Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Mohammad Yasin Malik, Nayeem Ahmad Khan and dozens of other pro-freedom leaders and activists.

Syed Ali Gilani said that Maqbool Butt wronged the assumptions about the Kashmiri people. Reiterating his demand of return of the mortal remains of Maqbool Butt and Mohammad Afzal Guru, the octogenarian leader said that India was the only country in the world that denied the dead bodies of the political victims to their families. He added that the denial of the bodies had further exposed India’s claim to be the largest democracy in the world.

He reiterated his call for complete shutdown in the territory, tomorrow, saying said that the great nations never forget those brave-hearts who sacrifice their present for the future of their nation. They are remembered for centuries and their life becomes as source of inspirations for the other people. The pro-freedom leader further said that the best way to pay tributes to the martyrs is to be loyal to their mission and we should carry forward that mission for which these sons of the soil kissed the glows.

Hurriyet leader, Bashir Ahmad Andrabi in a statement lauded contribution of Muhammad Maqbool Butt and stated that valuable sacrifices would continue to be rendered until just resolution of the Kashmir dispute. On directions of Bashir Ahmad Andrabi, a delegation visited family of recently martyred youth Saqib Bashir and expressed solidarity with the bereaved family.

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