JAMMU, Apr 6: Veteran Trade Union leader and president Low Paid Employees Federation (LPEF), Abdul Majid Khan breathed his last after a prolonged illness at his Ustad Mohalla residence here, this evening. He was 90.
Khan has participated in Trade Union activities since 1958 when he started the hunger strike in the regime of former Prime Minister, Bakshi Ghulam Mohammed for the cause of working class in the erstwhile State of J&K.
A close associate of Comrade Krishan Dev Sethi, Khan never compromised his principles and continued his fight for the cause of working class till his last breath who had made the LPEF a voice of working class in J&K.
He faced dismissal number of times during the regime of late Ghulam Mohammed Sadiq and Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah and was also jailed during the emergency along with other LPEF leaders but never compromised in his life to sabotage the cause of working class.
Various trade union leaders of J&K including provincial president LPEF, Mir Ghulam Rassool Handwara, Trade Union leader and former general secretary, LPEF, Mir Ghulam Rasool Butwani, Trade Union leader Mohammed Maqbool Ganai, KEEWA president, Nazir Ahmed, P N Raina and D N Sadhoo, Comrade Baldev Raj Sharma have expressed their shock and grief over Khan’s demise and termed it a great loss to trade union movement.