‘Show lenient way to Dr. Fai’
Agence India Press
Srinagar: On the death anniversary of Prof. Abdul Ahad Wani, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front organized a one day seminar on Saturday in Srinagar and paid tribute to the late pro-freedom leader and appealed the U.S Govt. to show lenient way to Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai.
On the 31 December 1993, Prof. Abdul Ahad Wani, one of the founding member of the freedom movement in Kashmir was killed by unidentified persons at the Kashmir University.
While paying homage to the late Pro-Freedom leader, Chairman, JKLF, Muhammad Yaseen Malik, said, “He (Prof. Wani) was on the fore front on the onset of freedom movement in Kashmir. He will be alive in our hearts and rendered immense sacrifices for the Kashmir cause.”
Appealing the U.S. Govt. to show lenient way to Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai, who was arrested on the charges that he (Fai) was working with the ISI, Malik said, “Dr. Fai has worked for the Kashmir cause in the USA as a diplomat for the Kashmiris. I appealed the USA Govt. without confront their judicial system that they must show lenient way to Fai.”
Yaseen claimed that Dr. Fai has always supported moderate views and never supported extremism.
“Fai believed that Kashmir issue needs to be settled in the peace means. World needs to see him (Fai) as a man of peace,” urged Yaseen.
Senior Separatist leader, Nayeem Ahmad Khan while paying tribute to Prof. Wani on his death anniversary called him ‘a man of vision and dedication.’
“We should take the oath that we will take his mission to the logical end,” Khan said.
Calling Dr. Fai as the ambassador of the Kashmiris in the U.S, Khan said,” Dr. Fai played a prominent role on the diplomatic level. However, he became the victim because there has been a confrontation between the ISI and U.S and he (Fai) became its causality.”
Kumar G. Wanchoo, a Kashmiri Pandit lamented that Kashmiris could not took the mission of (Fai, Wani) forward for which they rendered immense sacrifices.
“How many Kashmiris took to the streets and protested in Kashmir, when Fai was arrested? We should have protested against it and forced US to release him,” asked Wanchoo.
In his message, Supreme head, JKLF, Amanullah Khan, which was read in the seminar by Showkat Bakshi, said, “We will not allow to waste the blood of martyrs sacrified for the Kashmir cause. Dr Fai raised the Kashmir issue at the international level and played prominent diplomatic role.”
Among others who addressed to the seminar, including, Moulana Abbas Ansari, Mian Abdul Qayoom, Zaffar Shah, Sheikh Iqbal, Dr. Javeed, Dr. Altaf, Ghulam Nabi Khayal, Abdul Majeed Zargar and Zaffar Mehdi, who paid tribute to Prof. Abdul Ahad Wani and stressed for the immediate release of Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai.
The seminar was attended by separatists, writers, journalists and various other civil society members. (AIP News)
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