In occupied Kashmir, senior resistance leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik have hailed the religious, social and political contributions of great scholar and Ummat-e-Islami founder, Qazi Nisar, on his martyrdom anniversary.
According to media sources, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Qazi Nisar was a religious scholar and a firebrand orator. “He played a vital role during campaign launched by Muslim United Front,” he said while praying for eternal peace to the departed soul.
The Chairman of Hurriyet forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, described Qazi Nisar as a noted religious scholar and popular political leader and said that he dedicated his life to a noble cause. “While sacrifices given by the people for the ongoing resistance movement are innumerous, the sacrifices given at the leadership level are also unforgettable,” the Mirwaiz said. “The martyred leader besides being an intellectual was a religious scholar with strong faith as well as practice who preferred a life of dignity rather than submitting to coercion and intimidation,” he said. The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, in his statement termed Qazi Nisar as a great scholar and a political leader. He said that struggle and sacrifices of Qazi Nisar could not be overlooked. “Personalities like Qazi Nisar are actually symbols of resistance. Today when we remember this great soul, we recall his sacrifices, valor and passion to fight for freedom and stand against fascism and oppression,” he added. Tehreek-e-Mazahmat Chairman, Bilal Siddiqui in a statement in Srinagar also paid homage to Qazi Nisar. Meanwhile, complete shutdown was observed in Islamabad town in remembrance of Ummat-e-Islami founder, Qazi Nisar Ahmad. Call for the strike was given by Ummat-e-Islami Chairman, Qazi Yasir, the son of late Qazi Nisar. All shops and business establishments remained closed while traffic was off the road in the town. Qazi Yasir led a peaceful procession from Jamia Masjid Hanfia, Reshi Bazar, to Bon Dialgam locality, in remembrance of his father. Qazi Nisar was killed by unknown gunmen at Dialgam village near Islamabad town on June 19, 1994.