Geelani pays tributes to Sofi Akbar, Shams-ul-Haq

SRINAGAR: Chairman All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, on Friday paid rich tributes to veteran “leader of freedom movement”, Sofi Mohammad Akbar and Shaheed Shams-ul-Haq.
In a statement Geelani said that conscious nations can never afford to forget the sacrifices of brave sons of their soil, and the best way to recall and remember their contribution is to refresh the pledge to honor their blood, and not to be cowed down to surrender or compromise by the oppressive forces.
“Sofi Mohammad Akbar opposed the treason and betrayal by the tall leaders of his time and chose to live a modest life away from the glamour of power,” Geelani said.
Geelani further said that Shaheed Shamas-ul-Haq was a renowned and knowledgeable scholar who willfully chose to lead from the front, the movement for Islam and Azadi. “He had already rejected the philosophy and modules of secularism, socialism and secular democracy, and had chosen the path of hardships to reach his much cherished goal,” he said.