National Conference Senior Leader and former MLA Ganderbal Sheikh Ishfaq Jabbar on Friday pay floral tributes to his father, Late Sheikh Abdul Jabbar.
In a statement issued here, Sheik Ishfaq while paying tributes to his father, said that we are committed to nurturing his legacy of secular thinking and inclusive approach for one and all.
“We will continue to follow the path laid down by Late Sheikh Abdul Jabbar which is to protect the identity and dignity of J&K and its people against forces hell-bent to divide us on the basis of religion, region and language,” he said.
He said that the late leader was very much well-wisher of the people of the area and particularly he was totally committed for the development of the poor, downtrodden and destitute etc.
The whole country is observing a lockdown and any carelessness on our part can increase the problem for our family, our society and the nation, he said.
“At this difficult time, I request to everyone to respect the guidelines to not gather either at my residence or the graveyard. Your prayers from your homes will give peace to his father’s soul.”
He also asked people to take care of poor and destitute, pray for also those whose loved ones got devoured in the COVID-19 crises and pray for early recovery for all those who have tested positive for the contamination, he added.
Late Sheikh Abdul Jabbar was Former Minister, MLA, MLC, and freedom fighter who was assassinated on April 18, 1990, at his native place Lar Ganderbal Kashmir only for that he was the leader of masses worked for betterment, welfare, unity and integrity of J&K particularly Ganderbal district with the rest of country and remained behind the bars for 14 and a half years with Sher-e-Kashmir Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah.