Srinagar, December 16 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Freedom League (JKPFL) has paid rich tributes to a renowned commander and freedom leader, Abdul Khaliq Ganai, alias Jamal Afghani.
A JKPFL spokesman in a statement in Srinagar said that Abdul Khaliq Ganai was arrested in Kupwara and martyred in custody on December 15, 1993, after spending his youth in organising the people of Kashmir for the cause of freedom and right to self-determination from 1970s to 1990s.
He said that he was a great patriot who spread the message of freedom everywhere and was so popular for his simplicity and sincerity that thousands of people joined his funeral at Bandipora and life remained paralyzed for three days across Kashmir. The spokesman equally remembered associates of the martyred commander who were martyred in the succeeding months and years in encounters or police custody.
The spokesman strongly condemned all illegal and undemocratic measures taken by India to wipe out the majority Muslim population of the Kashmiris. He also denounced the ongoing arrests of youth, killing of innocent people and long detentions of Hurriyat leaders.
He appealed to the United Nations, European Union and Organisation of Islamic Cooperation to send their teams to IIOJK where the Indian forces are perpetrating the worst kind of human rights violations.