Srinagar, September 14 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir Awami Action Committee (AAC) has expressed grief and sorrow over the demise of its senior members Haji Abdul Sattaar Gagru and a well-wisher of the Mirwaiz Family.
According to Kashmir Media Service, Haji Abdul Sattaar Gagru was a resident of Kadi Kadal area of Srinagar.
Paying tributes to Haji Abdul Sattaar for his selfless contribution towards the organisation, freedom movement and Kashmiri society especially in Shahr-e-Khaas, the AAC said that when its founder Shaheed-e-Millat Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq (RA) and the entire leadership were imprisoned in 1965, the late Haji Abdul Sattaar was also arrested as he was an enthusiastic and a vigorous activist, due to which he also faced hardships and interrogation.
The statement said that apart from the personal devotion and love for the Mirwaizeen-e-Kashmir especially the Mufasir-e-Quran Muhajir-e-Millat Mirwaiz Maulana Muhammad Yusuf Shah (RA), Shaheed-e-Millat Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq (RA) and the present Mirwaiz Dr Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, the AAC praised the deceased for his deep devotion and attachment with Jamia Masjid Srinagar and his sincere efforts to promote the sermons of Mirwaizeen-e-Kashmir.
On the death of the late Haji Abdul Sattaar, the AAC and its head Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who has been under house arrest since August 5, 2019, have expressed sorrow and grief, terming it a great loss. They also paid rich tribute to his services and expressed condolences and sympathy with the deceased’s sons Abdul Hameed Gagru, Shabir Ahmed Gagru, Mushtaq Ahmed Gagru and Javed Ahmed Gagru.
Haji Abdul Sattaar had wished that his Namaaz-e-Janaaza should be led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq who unfortunately due to continued incarceration was unable to do so. However, the funeral prayers of the deceased were held inside the premises of Jamia Masjid Srinagar which was attended by a large number of people apart from the organisation’s senior members.