Geelani pays tributes to slain militants
Leadership duty bound to carry forward the mission
Srinagar, January 13, 2019: Paying glorious tributes to the prominent commander Zeenat-ul-Islam and his associate Shakeel Ahmad killed at Kulgam encounter, All Parties Hurriyat Conference chairman, Syed Ali Geelani has said that the youth were sacrificing their precious lives to end the forcible occupation of their nation and the leadership was ‘duty bound’ to carry their mission to its logical conclusion.
The press release further claimed that the youth of Kashmir were nourishing the movement for right to self-determination with their precious blood, but New Delhi with its military might always responded brutally and beastly, the press release said adding that India’s ‘haughty and stubborn approach’ for continuous bloodshed in state was pushing our youth to adopt the extreme path as the peaceful voices are not responded.
Geelani was further quoted by the press release as saying that for the last 71 years people of Kashmir had witnessed only the brutal face of India, lived a life of uncertainty, chaos and harassment, shouldered the coffins of dear ones, witnessed only death and destruction all around. “This gloomy situation has forced our highly educated youth to take the extreme steps. They prefer to be a rebellion than to live a life of slavery,” Geelani said adding thatpeople of Kashmir were unfortunate to lose heroes so early as their un-dented commitment and visionary intellect would otherwise help to smoothen this struggle.
Hurriyat chairman, in the press release said that use of force on the mourners was nothing but ‘vengeance and cowardice’ and could only be done by a ‘biased and arrogant power’.