‘Celebrate Eid with austerity’
SRINAGAR: Chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat, Syedah Aasiyeh Andrabi, on Friday said that disallowing senior pro-freedom leader Syed Ali Geelani from addressing a press conference exposes “India’s frustration”.
In a statement issued here, she said this “forcible action” by the government forces indicated that “this resistance movement was being rightfully led”.
“By using force to stop Syed Ali Geelani sahib from addressing the scheduled press conference simply indicates that India is scared to the level that it doesn’t allow our leader to talk to media. It also exposes India’s frustration, and is a good sign for the ongoing resistance movement,” she said.
Andrabi said that such actions shouldn’t deter people from pursuing the “ongoing resistance movement”.
She also urged people to celebrate the upcoming Eid-ul Azha in solidarity with the “martyrs, prisoners and the injured being treated at different hospital across the Valley”.
“Eid-ul Azha reminds of supreme sacrifice and an extreme love for the Almighty Allah which was displayed by both Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) and his son Hazrat Ismail (AS). We too are struggling for an end to an illegal occupation and establishment of a country where love for the Allah SWT is of supreme importance. So this Eid we must show that we are a conscious and a serious nation,” she said.
Dukhtaran chief said people must remember that Eid will come once again, but this festival should be spent with the affected families.
“Eid is celebrated when the hearts are filled with joy, but our hearts are aching because of what has been happening for the past two months,” she said. “So many of our near and dear ones have been killed and we are fighting a tyrant who has massive resources and we are unarmed. This Eid, we must also remember our Mujahideen who have sacrificed their lives by launching an armed struggle against the illegal occupant, India.”