Betrayals in 1938, 1947 and 1975: Geelani
SRINAGAR: Paying tributes to martyrs of July 13, 1931, senior resistance leader Syed Ali Geelani, said the mission of the 1931 martyrs remains unfinished and the “ongoing freedom struggle” was a chain of the mission commenced in 1931.
“So, the best way of paying rich tributes to the martyrs of 1931 is that we should continue our struggle till the goal of right to self-determination is achieved,” Geelani said in a statement issued here.
Geelani said the conversion of Muslim Conference into National Conference in 1938 was a bid to divert the “direction of mission” by the then leadership and the first treachery for the services laid by martyrs.
“They did repeat it (betrayal) and corroborated the instrument of accession with India. It was against the aspirations and people and people were forced to accept the state slavery of India,” Geelani said adding that the sacrifices of martyrs were once again “bartered and humiliated” in 1975 when the plebiscite movement was buried and Indira- Abdullah Accord came into existence.
Stating that the present struggle was a chain of the mission commenced in 1931, Geelani said the best approach to pay tribute to martyrs is that people should “exhibit commitment with freedom struggle and in no case, should depict any sort of weakness”.
He added that all pro-Indian political parties “betrayed” the mission of 1931 martyrs.