Says Kashmiris’ movement ‘based on principles’
SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani on Tuesday hailed sacrifices rendered by political prisoners lodged in state and outside jails, saying, “We as nation are pursuing a rightful mission of freedom and our resistance movement is based on principles and supported by strong historical evidences.”
In a statement, Geelani said, “We as a nation are striving for right to self-determination as guaranteed by global community. Instead of heeding to our genuine demand, the Indian authorities are caging leadership, activists and strangulating our genuine voices.”
The Hurriyat chairman applauded the “commitment and dedication” of pro-freedom prisoners including Shabir Ahmad Shah, Masarat Alam Bhat, Syeda Aasiya Andrabi , Dr Mohammad Shafi Shariati, Dr Muhammad Qasim Faktoo, Ghulam Qadir Bhat, Dr Ghulam Mohammad Bhat, Ghulam Mohammad Khan Sopori, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Pir Saif Ullah, Ayaz Akbar, , Maulana Sarjan Barkati, Raja Meraj-u-Din Kalwal, Shahid ul-Islam, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Amir Hamza Shah, Mohammad Yousuf Falahi, Mir Hafeez Ullah, Ab Gani Bhat, Raies Ahmad Mir, Mohammad Yousuf Lone, Mohammad Rafiq Ganai, Abdul Ahad Para, Hakim Showkat, Mohammad Ramzan, Haji Mohammad Rustam Bhat, Shakeel Ahmad Yatoo, Mohammad Shaban Wani, Mohammad Shaban Khan, Mufti Abdul Ahad, Javed Ahmed Flay, Nasir Abdullah, Mohammad Amin, Ahangar, Nazir Ahmed Mantoo, Bashir Ahmad Wani, Abdul Majeed Lone, Ghulam Hassan Shah, Abdul Hameed Peer, Ali Mohd Dar. Meraj Naikoo, Ghulam Mohammad Tantrey, Manzoor Ahmed Kalo, Mohammad Ashraf Malik, Salman Yousuf, Bashir Ahmad Sofi, Farooq Ahmed Najar, Tanveer Ahmed Peer, Ali Muhammad Dar, Mushtaq Ahmed Khandey, Aijaz Ahmed Bahroo, Bashir Ahmad Saleh, Nisar Ahmad Najar, Danish Mushtaq, Latif Ahmed Dar, Hussain Wagey, Mohammad Amin Parey, Mohammad Shaban Dar, Hilal Ahmad Pala, and Abdul Aziz Ganai, who are languishing in different jails.
“They are icons and assets (of) ongoing freedom movement in occupied state,” Geelani said.
He expressed serious concern about the mysterious killing of youth, Muzafar Ahmad Parray saying life and dignity of every civilian is at stake. “We strongly condemn these killings,” he said and extended condolences with grieved gamily.
Geelani also expressed deep sorrow over the death of seven members of a family in an accident and prayed for forbearance to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss and eternal peace to the departed souls.