‘A shining star of freedom movement’
Srinagar: Paying tributes to the slain Hizb commander, Burhan Wani, his two associates and “those 118 killed by the government forces”, Hurriyat (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani, on Thursday said these sacrifices infused a new life in resistance movement.
In a statement issued to KNS, Geelani said that “those brutally massacred during uprising in 2016 presented invaluable and exemplary sacrifices.”
Geelani hailed the spirits of people and commended their sensitivity and seriousness towards resistance movement. He also said that the nation will never budge from its stand and will carry their mission till its logical end.
“He is a role model for our youth,” said Geelani of Wani. “Sacrifices rendered by Burhan are praise worthy and exemplary.”
He (Burhan) is our hero and his martyrdom serves as a mile stone and an inspiration for generations to come.”
Seeking almighty’s blessing and respite from “slavery”, Geelani said that “I pay my salute to this legend” and added that despite a budding youth, Wani proved a “mature and dedicated warrior”.
Referring to the annals of history, Geelani said “nation is pursuing their freedom mission since 1931. Prior to 1947, state was reeling under despotic rule and later India forcibly occupied state with its military might.”
Geelani said that “despite being weak and suppressed nation, we never accepted the forced occupation and resisted all type of tyranny tooth and nail.”
The slain Hizb commander is a shining star of our freedom movement and we are committed to the mission for which they sacrificed their lives.”
Geelani equated the election process to gimmicks by pro-India parties and said that it was obligatory to stay away from sham elections. He said that they (pro-India) parties have no right to pay their tributes to those martyred on July 13th 1931 “as their mission of freedom is yet to accomplished”.
Lashing out at pro-India politicians, Geelani said that “they have no right or justification to pay homage as they are exploiting their (martyrs) sacrifices.”
Geelani expressed his deep anguish over the continuous loss of innocent lives and said that it was the outcome of threatening statements of Indian Army chief that innocents are being targeted and mercilessly killed without any justification. “Despite all odds people will pursue their struggle against all sorts of terror tactics and forced occupation.”