AAC remembers G.M Butt, seeks release of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq



In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir Awami Action Committee (AAC) has paid rich tributes to late Haji Ghulam Muhammad Butt, former General Secretary of the organization, on his 13th death anniversary.

The AAC on behalf of the organisation and its incarcerated Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq paid homage to Haji Ghulam Muhammad Butt for his lifelong political services.

Haji Ghulam Muhammad Butt had dedicated his entire life to a great cause under the enthusiastic leadership of the AAC founder Shaheed-e-Millat Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq and then after his martyrdom under the unblemished leadership of the present head Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, the statement said.

The deceased for a long time actively participated in the political, social and religious activities of the Awami Action Committee, the organisation said.

What distinguished the late leader from others was his unwavering commitment to the movement and organisation on which he remained steadfast, the AAC said.

The AAC also called for the immediate and unconditional release of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, adding that his continued detention was a serious violation of human rights and the ban on his peaceful activities was unjustified. It also called for the release of all political prisoners and youth languishing in jails for years in and outside Kashmir.—KMS