Early Life and CareerKashmiri started his political career in 1935 when he delivered a historical speech at the Shaheed Ganj Mosque conference, when Maulana Zafar Ali Khan was serving as the President of Ahrar Party, India. He was a student of Maulana Zafar Ali Khan, but was disappointed by the violence at the Shaheed Ganj Mosque in 1935. Kashmiri was impressed by Chaudhry Afzal Haq as well, who was a political leader of the Indian sub-continent, so he joined All-India Majlis-e-Ahrar-e-Islam and the struggle for Ahrar Party. Kashmiri was also impressed by his religious and political teacher Ameer-e-Shariyyat Syed Ata Ullah Shah Bukhari. Kashmiri was elected as secretary General of All-India Majlis-e-Ahrar-e-Islam in 1946. He played a role in Tehreek-e-Khatme Nabuwwat in 1974 during Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto's regime in Pakistan. In 2014, the Punjab governor in Pakistan, Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar was speaking at a book-launching ceremony in Lahore. This book was written about the late Agha Shorish Kashmiri's life. The Punjab governor said that he was a great journalist who had exposed oppression everywhere. Journalists today can learn a lot from him. The governor said that Maulana Zafar Ali Khan's influence was reflected in Kashmiri's writings and Attaullah Shah Bukhari's influence in Kashmiri's speech.
Remarks about Agha Shorish“Agha Shorish Kashmiri was a great journalist who exposed oppression. Journalists today can learn a lot from him,” said Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar. He was addressing a ceremony to launch the book Shorish Kashmiri Bahasiat Sahafi by Associated Press of Pakistan Regional Director Dr Waqar Chaudhry at Al Raazi Hall. Addressing the ceremony, the governor said Shorish’s weekly Chittan was a great example of fearless and independent journalism. He said Shorish was jailed but such punishments did not deter him. He said Maulana Zafar Ali Khan’s influence was reflected in Shorish’s writings and Attaullah Shah Bukhari’s in his speech. He lauded Dr Waqar Chaudhry for writing the book on the life and services of Agha Shorish Kashmiri. Mujahid Kamran said Agha Shorish Kashmiri was a daring, patriotic and ideological journalist and poet. He said journalists today should follow Shorish’s example. He said Shorish faced great difficulties but had tremendous willpower. He advised students of Communication Studies to read the book. “The dilemma for our youth is that they are not aware of our heroes,” said Butt. He said Maulana Shaukat Ali, Zafar Ali, and Shorish Kashmiri were role models for journalists.
Few Books of Agha Shorish
- Abul Kalam Azad
- Sawaneh Syed Attaullah Shah Bukhari
- Faizan e Iqbal
- Maut Se Wapsi
- Shab Jaay Ke Man Boodam
- Qalmi Chehre
- Us Bazaar Mein
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