JAMMU AND KASHMIR Glowing Tributes Paid to Late Abdul Gani Hafiz
IN a condolence meeting organised in Srinagar on December 21, the state committee of CPI(M) remembered one of its senior leaders and social activist, Abdul Gani Hafiz. The speakers highlighted the personal qualities, contribution and the principled behaviour of late Hafiz. His journalistic abilities, intellectual potential and strong desire for exploitation free and just society were mentioned in detail with an assertion that his life will inspire the young revolutionaries and guide them to the path of politics which is based on ideology and the collective good of humanity. The speakers included writer broadcaster Zarif Ahmad Zarif, media personality, Mohd Yousuf Ganaie Nairang, political activist and close associate of Abdul Gani Hafiz, Ghulam Qadir Hafroo and CPI(M) state secretary M Y Tarigami. While, other speakers fondly remembered late Hafiz and described him as a man of principle, selfless political activist and a thorough gentleman, Zarif Ahmad Zarif stressed on the qualities of self sacrifice and principled life style of late Hafiz. Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami quoted from the noted Russian novelist Astravsky and said that A G Hafiz considered life as the greatest gift of nature and tried to spend every moment for the welfare of humanity as a whole. The congregation of hundreds expressed deep sorrow on the sad demise of Hafiz and sympathy for the bereaved family and observed two minute silence in honour of the late comrade.