Qazi Nisar remembered on 27th death anniversary

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Hundreds of people on Saturday reached the martyr’s graveyard of Anantnag where the slain Mirwaiz of south Kashmir, Qazi Nisar is laid to rest. People from nooks and corners of south Kashmir visited the graveyard of the slain Mirwaiz and offered Fateh Khwani to him.

Maintaining covid protocols, people also visited Dialgam where the leader was shot dead by unknown gunmen, where locals had kept drinking water arrangments for the bypassers. Floral tributes were paid to Nisar.

Jammu Kashmir Ummat-e-Islami had canceled the public function this year considering the covid situation in the valley. However, various religious and political parties thronged his graveyard and paid rich tributes to the slain Mirwaiz.

On this occasion, drinking water was provided for people in the main squares of Shopian, Pulwama, Anantnag and Kulgam districts of south Kashmir. Khair e Aam trust which was launched by Nisar in 1985 with an aim to help the needy sections of the society also arranged food for the patients and their attendants at the district hospitals of all the four districts. More than 800 food packets were distributed in these hospitals to commemorate the 27th martyrdom anniversary of Nisar.

The trust also distributed masks, face shields and food packets among people in remembrance of the slain Mirwaiz of south Kashmir.

Remembering his services, Moulana Reyaz Ahmed said, “Dr. Qazi Nisar’s courage, bravery and selflessness is still spoken of, 27 years after his martyrdom. The talk of his dedication runs across the mental spaces of Kashmir, the young and the old. He did not budge down to the power.”

He said that Nisar’s sacrifices for the people of Kashmir including selling his ancestral property are still remembered as one of the greatest sacrifices. “We have not forgotten him, nor has any Kashmiri from the day he sacrificed the animals to defy beef ban or to uniting Kashmir under a single banner in 1987.”

He said that the mission of Nisar and lakhs of other martyrs will reach its logical conclusion.

Meanwhile, leaders of Hurriyat fractions also visited the graveyard of Nisar. (KNS)

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