Remembering Shaheed Maqbool Butt. February 11 is the anniversary of his Martyrdom. His example is the beacon light of the Kashmiri freedom struggle.
The passing of eleventh February is a normal and routine day for the world, but for the Kashmiri nation and those human beings who love freedom, determined struggle, and human values February 11 is a very auspicious occasion. 11th Feb1984, anti-human worshipers of darkness hanged Maqbool Butt with a well-conspired and calculated plan in an attempt to extinguish and destroy the spirit of freedom, he (Maqbool Butt) had instilled in the minds and hearts of the Kashmiris. India thought that by killing Maqbool Butt they could silence the voice of freedom and justice.
But that same morning when Maqbool Butt was executed, the cause of Maqbool Butt was immortalized and his martyrdom became a beacon-tower for Kashmiri freedom fighters who firmly continue their struggle against the tyranny of foreign occupation. The sacred blood of Maqbool Butt, which the oppressor wanted to bury behind the high walls of Tehar jail, has taken rebirth in the form of slogan, stones and swords in every corner of the sub-continent.
"YE KHUN TAQADDUS'E FATIMI HAIN TAJALLI-E- TUR BAN GAYA HAIN
YE KHUN TARIK WADIYUN MAIN MINAR-E-NUR BAN GAYA HAIN"
“The Fatimi blood became more pure and holy and
It has become a beacon-tower in dark and barren valleys."
Maqbool Butt- the cold chains of tyranny could not fetter your will to defy the evil that oppressed your people.
O my leader - you not only sacrificed your life but was also tormented and crucified every moment of your life. You boldly waited for 15 years in the jail cell to enlighten, educate, and awaken your oppressed countrymen and show them the way to national freedom. You stood up and battled the culture of silence created by the fascism of the occupiers. You broke the silence and spoke out boldly for freedom.
Great Leader! Man has always been obsessed to fulfill his desires but you are amongst the few great men who preferred to struggle and risk death for the cause of Kashmir.You sacrificed your life to fail conspiracies aimed at usurping the national freedom of Kashmiri people. The blood-line meant to divide Kashmir, the injustice, illiteracy, poverty and ever-increasing atrocities and oppression in all parts of Jammu & Kashmir where the ills you wanted to fight out and for that you underwent brutalities, cruelties, mental and physical torture, solitary confinement and all kinds of inhuman methods of oppression by the barbarians at different times and places.