Geelani pays tributes to Bhat, Guru
Srinagar, February 08, 2019: Chairman All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Geelani has paid rich tributes to Mohammad Maqbool Bhat and Mohammad Afzal Guru on their respective anniversaries.
Reiterating his demand for the return of the mortal remains of both, who were buried in the Tihar Jail premises, Hurriyat chairman said that although it is purely a human issue, but India is very reluctant to this demand thereby violating all the principles of morality and constitution.
In a statement issued to press, Syed Ali Geelani said that Mohammad Maqbool Bhat and Mohammad Afzal Guru are heroes of the Kashmiri nation.
“Kashmiri nation is resisting the forced occupation from past 71 years and during this period thousands of our valiant and bold people have sacrificed their precious lives for this cause but Shaheed Mohammad Maqbool Bhat and Shaheed Mohammad Afzal Guru are two separate cases among these who were detained, executed and buried in the same jail and in same month,” he said.
Hurriyat chairman said that Mohammad Maqbool Bhat has a special status in the freedom struggle of Kashmir and if he can be termed as the first solider of the struggle then Mohammad Afzal Guru’s ‘last letter’ became a new milestone of the freedom struggle and set a new trend.