A day long commemorative function was today organized at Zadibal on the first death anniversary of former Minister and religious scholar Molvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari. Thousands of devotees from across the state participated in the commemorative function. Many religious scholars from within and outside the state including those from Islamic Republic Iran also attended the function. Minister for IT, Technical Education and Youth Services & Sports, Molvi Imran Raza Ansari who is also President of Jammu and Kashmir Shia Association presided over the function. MLA Zadibal, Abid Hussain Ansari and other renowned personalities were also present on the occasion. The function started with the recitation of holy Quran, and Fateaha for the late leader at Baba- Mazar, Zadibal. Later, the function continued for full day at Imambara Zadibal in which religious scholars and various other speakers threw light on the life and contribution of the late leader towards the society particularly. They said the leadership qualities of the late leader will prove as torchbearer for the society for a long time. On the occasion Molvi Imran Raza Ansari said that the late leader worked hard for the goodness and betterment of people especially the poor during his life. He said Molvi Iftikhar always used to work for communal harmony and brotherhood and had never believed in dissent. He said the mission left halfway by the leader shall be taken forward with utmost struggle. A blood donation camp was also organized on the occasion in which people donated blood as a mark of respect for the late leader. The function was organized under the auspices of Jammu and Kashmir Shia Association.
2015 Kashmir Despatch