MIRPUR (AJK) - The 14th death anniversary of eminent Kashmir freedom movement worker Abdul Hamid Nizami was observed in Azad Jammu & Kashmir on Monday.

Representatives from various segments of society including social and political workers, journalists, writers, poets and workers of the Kashmir freedom movement visited his grave and placed floral wreaths and prayed for the eternal rest of the departed soul.

Fateha Khwani was also held for the departed soul in Mirpur on Monday.

On the occasion, the speakers paid rich tribute to late Abdul Hamid Nizami for his meritorious services for the Pakistan and Kashmir freedom movement before and after the independence of Pakistan.

 Nizami emerged as the active worker of the Kashmir freedom movement and performed an active role for the Muslim Conference and worked as News Editor of “Sada-e-Kashmir” Radio located at undisclosed place in occupied Kashmir in 1947 meant for the promotion of the Pakistan Movement and Ksashmiris struggle for freedom from the dogras and India’s tyrannical rule.

In 1947, he was arrested from Sheirgarhi in occupied Srinagar by the then Dogra rulers and put behind the bars for an indefinite period for his “crime” of enlightening and raising the beacon of liberation.

Later, he was released in 1949 and sent to Pakistan as a result of the pact signed for the exchange of political prisoners.