In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference leaders have paid glowing tributes to the Poet of the East, Allama Muhammad Iqbal (RA), on his birth anniversary.
APHC leaders and organizations including Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori, Firdous Ahmad Shah, Dr Musaib, Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League, Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Political Movement, Jammu and Kashmir Islami Tanzeem-e-Azadi in their statements issued in Srinagar said that Allama Iqbal (RA) had fully supported the people of Kashmir in their struggle against the Dogra regime and encouraged them through his poetry.
Jammu and Kashmir was a part of the motherland of Muslims for which Allama Iqbal (RA) had dreamt, the statements added.
They said the people of Kashmir are engaged in a peaceful struggle to secure their right to self-determination and they would take their freedom movement to its logical conclusion despite all odds.
Meanwhile, APHC-AJK chapter Convener, Mehmood Ahmad Saghar, and other leaders including Shaikh Abdul Mateen, Imtiyaz Wani, Syed Aijaz Rehmani, Shameema Shawl, Syed Manzoor Ahmad Shah, Shaikh Muhammad Yaqoob, Altaf Hussain Wani and Altaf Ahmad Butt also paid homage to Allama Muhammad Iqbal (RA) on his birth anniversary.—KMS