Syed Ali Safvi
Press TV, Indian-Controlled Kashmir
People in Indian-administered Kashmir, often referred to as 'Iran-e Sageer' or little Iran for its age-old ties with the Middle Eastern country, marked the 33rd anniversary of the passing of the architect of the Islamic Revolution, Imam Khomeini, with great fervor.
A series of events were held across the Himalayan region on Friday and Saturday that saw the participation of scholars, academics, and intellectuals cutting across the religious and ideological spectrum.
A one-of-its-kind interfaith conference was held in central Kashmir to highlight Imam Khomeini’s instrumental role in the Islamic revival.
The speakers said the iconic leader revived the real spirit of Islam by stressing the importance of human values. They said Imam was a great advocate of inter-religious dialogue and believed in peaceful co-existence.
The participants in the conference said Imam Khomeini’s struggle against the West-backed regime inspired many movements for universal peace, equality, and justice across the globe.
They affirmed that his legacy would continue to guide the oppressed against the oppressors for all times to come.