Khawaja Sanaullah, Sofi shining stars of Kashmir journalism: Malik


Incarcerated chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Mohammad Yasin Malik on Monday in a statement said that the father of honest journalism in Kashmir Khawaja Sanaullah Bhat Aftab and legendry Sofi Ghulam Muhammad of Srinagar times were unblemished luminaries of journalistic history.

In a statement issued t Malik said they were personalities whose social and literary works will always be written in golden letters.

Recalling the persona of Khawaja and Sofi on their death anniversaries, JKLF chairman, who is in police custody since 19 November 2018 in his message said, “These two greats from our journalist fraternity represent a glorious page of our history and their truthfulness, fearless journalism, and social works should always be remembered and cherished by the people of Jammu and Kashmir.”

He said the late journalist’s company comforted him and infused new valour and passion in him at the time of need.

“Khawaja Sanaullah Butt was a brave, fearless, and straightforward person, a dynamic and fearless writer and matchless patriot. He always wrote what he thought was right and productive for the society. He never wrote to please anybody or forgetting any personal benefits,” Malik said adding that Khawaja loved Allah and his heart was full of love for Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

“He (Khawaja) encouraged and taught the new generation of Kashmiris, provided them knowledge and educated them to serve society. This is his biggest contribution to this oppressed nation and today while we observe his day and remember him, we need to introspect and try to adhere to the high principles and standards set by the great intellectual and saint,” he said.

While recalling the personality of Sofi Ghulam Muhammad, JKLF chairman said when everyone else compromised on truth and fact, Sofi stood for it and wrote and propagated the facts.

“He was a prolific writer who had the courage to stand for the truth and oppressed in worst situations,” Malik said adding that a person who serves his people and leaves a better legacy for them is always remembered by nations and Sofi was such a person.

Malik also prayed for the heavenly abode for Khawaja and Sofi and prayed to Allah Almighty for their heavenly abode.


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