Rich tributes paid to Haji Buland Khan
JAMMU, June 6, 2012 : Rich tributes were paid to Haji Buland Khan, the veteran Gujjar leader and former Vice Chairman of J&K Gujjar Bakerwal Advisory Board, on his fourth death anniversary here today. In this connection, a largely attended function was organized by the Jammu Kashmir Tribal United Forum (TUF) which was presided over by its Chief, Roshan Din Choudhary.
On the occasion, recalling the services & sacrifices of Haji Buland Khan, the speakers termed him a great visionary and a dynamic personality. They said he was a man of very high qualities having great tolerance. According to them, Haji Buland Khan was a good administrator with innate ability to connect masses and leading them to fight for their legitimate rights. Though he was a resident of District Reasi but he had his influence over almost all the areas of the Jammu and Kashmir State and he was revered and regarded personality of respect in every community, the speakers added.
While paying tribute to Haji Buland Khan, Roshan Din Choudhary, said that Haji Buland Khan was a legendary reformer, who struggled hard for the socio-economic development and the education for the children of deprived sections was his cherished dream. He further said that in the best interest of bringing revolution in the Gujjar and Bakerwal community, there is dire need to work on the policies and ideology of late Haji Buland Khan.
Those who paid homage to the departed soul included Tanvir Ahmed, Er. Khursheed Ul Islam, Advocate Anwar Chowdhary, Prof Arif Sajad, Dr. Romesh Kaith, Er. Shah Mohd, Chowdhary Mohd Shafi, Shafeeq Ahmed, Advocate Zaffer Choudhary, Tanzir Khatana and Pervaiz Choudhary among a number of other senior citizens, social activists and Gujjar leaders.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Zabeer Ahmed Bajjar, General Secretary of TUF, said that Haji Buland Khan, the icon of gujjar community, will be remembered throughout for his lifetime struggle for the upliftment of poor & downtrodden people in general and Gujjar & Bakerwal community in particular.
Haji Buland passed away on June 6, 2007. Born in 1933, he belonged to the remote village of Thuroo, District Reasi. He was associated with National Conference since a long time. He was also a part of Plebiscite Movement led by NC founder, Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah. During 1965 he was jailed along with Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah. Considering his dedication and efforts, he was made President of National Conference, Jammu Province in 1972.
This commemorative programme was concluded with the Special prayers (Fateh Khawani) performed for the departed soul.
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