JAMMU, Dec 19: Jammu and Kashmir Freedom Fighters Association (JKFFA) today paid floral tributes to freedom fighter Shaheed Ashfaq Ullah Khan on his death anniversary at Dogra Shaurya Stambh, Amphalla, here.
The function was organized by chairman JKFFA, Ved Gandotra and vice chairman, Rajiv Mahajan. On the occasion, Social Welfare Officer, Ranveshwar Singh Jamwal was the chief guest.
Speaking on the occasion, Gandotra said that Shaheed Ashfaqulla Khan was one of the greatest fighters who were actively involved in India’s freedom struggle. Although we don’t come across his name much often in the school history books, his love for the country and his dedication were commendable. Martyred at a very young age, he is one of those immortal revolutionaries who can never be forgotten.
On death anniversary of the great freedom fighter, we salute unmatchable valor and unbeatable spirit, he added. “A role model to his generation and generation afterward were the first Muslim to willingly sacrifice his life at the age of 27, for sake of motherland. Ashfaq Ullah Khan was hanged on December 19, 1927 at a young age of 27, but he is, was, and always remembered,” Gandotra remarked.
Paying his tributes, Mahajan said that Ashfaq Ullah Khan was one of those young men who wanted quick and stern action against the Britishers. He said that his sacrifice for the freedom of the country from the British itself proves that no religion or region is above motherland and the present generation should follow the noble principles and path set by the people who left the luxuries of life and jumped into freedom movement.
He said that the true tribute to the young Martyr like Ashfaq Ullah Khan would be to take a pledge to work towards bringing the people of all faiths and sections together to give a befitting defeat to the forces which are trying to disturb the communal harmony and disintegrate the country.
Other present were RC Puri (JKFFA president), Kulbir Singh Slathia, Kamal Shamra, Brij Mehra, Rajinder Singh (vice presidents), JJ Singh (JKFFA secretary) and Gaurav Kumar.