Times of Kashmir

| 23 Apr 2019
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Malik visits Kupwara, Tral, Pampore to meet bereaved families, victims of forces’ violence: JKLF

Srinagar, Nov 12: (GNS) “Looking after the sufferers of Indian aggression is our religious, moral and national duty. Indian occupation is destroying our houses and families and we as a nation are duty bound to rebuild them again,” said the chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik who along with a party delegation visited Chowkibal, Kupwara, Aripal Tral, Pulwama and Pampore on Sunday and Monday.

The JKLF delegation, according to a statement issued to GNS, comprised Noor Muhammad Kalwal, Mushtaq Ajmal, Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri and others.

In the wee hours of morning today and before crack of dawn, JKLF chairman managed to reach Kupwara where he straightaway went to Zunreshi Chowkibal and met with the destitute victim family whose residential house was blasted and burnt down to ashes “by India army and SOG” in 2014, the statement said.

The head of this family Muhammad Sadiq had built a single storey house after years of labour and his three blind children had barely started recognizing their house when on 8 April 2014, Indian army “staged a fake encounter” in their house, killing two youth and burning down their house of dreams to ashes, JKLF statement said.

“From 2014, this family whose one member is paralyzed after being hit by Indian bullets during the said encounter and three children are blind had no place to live in so they turned the upper part of their cowshed into a living room where they are forced to live in a dilapidated and miserable condition,” the statement said adding that Malik met with the poor family and expressed solidarity with them.

Earlier JKLF chairman yesterday reached Aripal Tral where the house and cow shed of a Ghulam Nabi Ganie, a painter by profession, were put on fire by forces, leaving this poor family roofless, the statement said.

“Forces not only blasted their house but destroyed their crops too and looted walnuts from the house. This family has already sacrificed a son and another member of family for the sacred cause in 2009,” it said. Malik met with this persecuted family and expressed solidarity with them.

During this two day journey, JKLF chairman also visited the family of slain Muhammad Amin at Pampore Kashmir and expressed solidarity with the bereaved family.

While speaking to these victim families, JKLF chairman said, “After Shahadah and Salat, Zakat (giving alms) is the most important pillar of our faith. We have been taught by Allah and his last messenger (SAW) to provide monetary assistance to poor, destitute, homeless and prisoners. Even among the eight ways in which Zakat is to be used, poor, destitute and homeless have to be given priority and preference according to Quran and Sunnah.”

“Moreover as a nation striving for freedom and right to self-determination, providing relief and assistance to the victims of Indian aggression is our national duty and as a living nation we should never fail in this religious, moral and national obligation of ours,” he said.

He appealed the people especially the wealthy ones to fulfill their duty in this regard. “Kashmiri nation is a living nation which is striving for its freedom and right to self determination and has collectively rendered precious sacrifices for this righteous cause and we are hopeful that as a nation we will not fail those among us who are victimized and wronged by Indian militarized violence,” he said. (GNS)

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