“Personalities like Showkat Ahmad Shah are born in centuries. Today when our enemies are hell bent upon to divide us into factions and sects, that too in the name of so-called democracy and elections, we need a religious and social leader like him who can bridge gaps and unite us into one Ummah,” said the acting chairman of JKLF Abdul Hameed Butt while recalling the struggle and sacrifices of “Shaheed-e-Ithad-e-Millat” Moulana Showkat Ahmad Shah.
Terming the participation in elections as “disrespect to great martyrs” like Showkat Shah, JKLF leader in a statement issued to GNS said: “The charismatic and multi-dimensional personality of Shaheed-Itehad-I-Millat Moulana Showkat is so cherished that no Kashmiri can ever ignore his sacrifices humility, wisdom, struggle and sacrifices rendered for unifying our divided nation and society. His struggle for freedom and efforts to eradicate sectarianism from Jammu Kashmir will be always remembered.”
“Moulana Showkat worked continuously for the cause of freedom of this subjugated nation and his efforts to unite our struggling society, promoting and upholding Quran and Sunnah and connecting new generations with these two main sources, his philanthropy, his works in the field of education and social work, his dream of an Islamic University that can stop brain and economy draining from Kashmir, establishing free or non-profit based heath care centers and above all his quality leadership is witness to his incomparable personality and persona,” Butt said.
He said Showkat Shah worked day in and day out for the cause of unity among the Muslims of Jammu Kashmir.
“The Jamiat-e-Ahlihadees (JK) of which martyr was president for many years touched new highest of success in his era but his absence is more felt by those who did not belong to his sect (Maslak) and this is because he was a symbol of unity and humbleness for all,” JKLF leader said.