Renowned intellectual, Kashmir freedom movement stalwart and Executive Director of Kashmir Media Service, late Shaikh Tajammul-ul-Islam was remembered for his valuable and matchless services to the Kashmir cause on his first death anniversary, today.
Shaikh Tajammul-ul-Islam passed away on this day in 2021 after fighting against coronavirus for over one month, at a hospital in Islamabad.
The reference was organized by the Kashmir Media Service, and was attended by all staff members. The event was presided over by the Executive Director, KMS, Ghulam Murtaza Qureshi.
The staff members including Senior Editor Muhammad Raza refreshed the memories of the late KMS chief. They said that they learnt a lot from Shaikh Tajammul-ul-Islam who always treated them as his children.
A born freedom-fighter, they added, Shaikh Tajammul-ul-Islam actively and practically opposed India’s illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir. He had to face Indian wrath and was even arrested several times from 1974 to 1984 for challenging Indian illegal hold on Jammu and Kashmir. Ultimately, he had to migrate to Pakistan due to victimisation by Indian forces for his pro-freedom and anti-India stance and activities.
The staff members said that the deceased had practically converted the KMS into an ideological organization, expressing the hope that his mission would continue till the people of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir attain freedom from the Indian bondage.
Later, special dua was offered for the departed soul. Meanwhile, leaders of All Party Hurriyat Conference Syed Bashir Andrabi, Khawaja Firdous, Parvez Advocate, Imtiaz Wani, Zahid Safi and Aijaz Rehmani in their separate statements also paid tribute to Sheikh Tajumalul-ul-Islam. They said that Sheikh Tajumalul-ul-Islam was an asset of the freedom movement of Kashmir who dedicated his entire life to the freedom cause.—KMS