Malik remembers Khawaja Sanaullah, Sofi Ghulam Muhammad
Srinagar: Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Mohammad Yasin Malik on Monday recalled the persona of late Khawaja Sanaullah Bhat of ‘Aftab’ and Sofi Ghulam Muhammad of ‘Srinagar Times’ on their anniversaries.
Malik in a statement issued here said that the duo was unblemished luminaries of journalistic history. “They were personalities whose social and literary works will always be written in golden words,” Malik said
Recalling the persona of Khawaja and Sofi on their death anniversaries, Malik who is in police custody from Nov 19 in his message to the media, said that “these two greats from our journalist fraternity represent a glorious page of our history and their truthfulness, fearless journalism and social works should always be remembered and cherished by the people of Jammu Kashmir.”
Malik while recalling his close association with Khawaja Sana Ullah of ‘Daily Aftab’ said that “for him Khawaja Marhoom was like an elder whose company comforted him and infused new valor and passion in him at the time of need.”
“Khawaja Sanaullah Butt was a brave, fearless, and straight forward person, a dynamic and fearless writer and matchless patriot. He always wrote what he thought was right and productive for the society. He never wrote to please anybody or for getting any personal benefits,” he said.
Malik said that Khawja loved Allah and his heart was full of love for Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
He said that he encouraged and taught the new generation of Kashmiris, provided them knowledge and educated them to serve the society.
“This is his biggest contribution to this oppressed nation and today while we observe his day and remember him, we need to introspect and try to adhere to the high principles and standards set by the great intellectual and saint,” he said.
Recalling the great personality of Sofi Ghulam Muhammad of ‘Srinagar Times’, Malik said “when everyone else compromised on truth and fact, Sofi stood for it and wrote and propagated the facts. He was a prolific writer who had courage to stand for the truth and oppressed in worst situations.”
Malik said that “a person who serves his people and leaves better legacy for them is always remembered by nations and Sofi was such a person.”
Malik also prayed for the heavenly abode for Khawaja and Sofi and prayed to Allah almighty for their heavenly abode.