Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Chaudhry Noor Hussain

I am very sad to learn of the passing of Chaudhry Noor Hussain, one of the pioneer leaders of the Kashmir freedom movement, who died on Sunday. He had been involved in the struggle of the Kashmiri people for national self-determination even before 1947.

The government of Jammu and Kashmir has declared a three day period of national mourning.

He was the father of my friend and fellow human rights defender Barrister Sultan Mahmood Chaudhry, himself a former Prime Minister of Kashmir, and an inspiration to me in my work.

I send my deepest condolences to Barrister Choudhry, to his family, and to all the people of Kashmir.