Mirwaiz Farooq was a visionary leader, great scholar: Sagar

Srinagar: National Conference General Secretary and Khanyar lawmaker Ali Muhammad Sagar Sunday paid tributes to Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq on his 27th death anniversary.

A commemorative meeting presided by Sagar was organized at party headquarters Nawa e Subah on Sunday.

“National Conference has been organizing this commemorative meeting every year and the party has always respected Shaheed Mirwaiz Molvi Mohammad Farooq as a visionary personality and religious luminary and scholar,” informs Sagar.

Speaking on the occasion, Sagar said, “Shaheed Mirwaiz Farooq’s assassination during the tenure of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed as the Home Minister of India and Jagmohan as States Governor was a painful wound in the hearts of Kashmiris. What was even more sorrowful is that Shaheed Mirwaiz Farooq was denied security by Mufti Sayeed as the then Home Minister of India.”

Sagar said “more sorrow to the tragic assassination was the fact that troops were ordered to open fire on the funeral procession of Shaheed Mirwaiz Molvi Farooq resulting in the martyrdom of 73 innocent Kashmiris. The entire nation, above and beyond political and partisan lines remembers that day as a day of enormous sorrow and grief.”

The meeting according to spokesman was attended by senior citizens of Shaher-e-Khaas, various religious leaders and senior party leaders and workers.

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