Geelani pays tribute to two JeM militants


Srinagar: Paying tributes to youth slain in Letpora gunfight, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani Monday said that the youth are sacrificing their precious lives for a greater cause to serve nation and we are duty bound to carry their mission to its logical conclusion.

Blaming India’s “haughty and stubborn” approach for continuous bloodshed in state, Geelani as per the statement said, “We are a peaceful nation and frequent incidents of encounters resulting into killing of our youth, is a matter of serious concern to us.”

Geelani said that decades have passed since the Kashmir’s illegal occupation by India but the dispute remains unresolved and while stressing its resolution through right to self-determination, added that India and international community has accepted its disputed nature.

“We have sacrificed 6 lakh souls for its resolution and even now youth are laying their lives for its settlement,” said Geelani.

He called to safeguard these sacrifices and appealed to boycott upcoming elections.

Meanwhile, Tehreek-e-Huriyat leader Bashir Ahmad Qureshi led funeral prayers of slain youth Fardeen Ahmad Khan and expressed his sympathy and condolences with bereaved family.

As per the statement, Hurriyat Conference spokesman said that it would organise a seminar on Thursday, January 04 at Hyderpora in which Chairman Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Geelani and prominent speakers would speak about,” Kashmir conflict and Right to self-determination,’’

Besides Geelani, prominent among intellectuals, journalists and other dignitaries will speak on the occasion.

Meanwhile, Geelani expressed his deep grief over the demise of sister of Huriyat general secretary, Ghulam Nabi Sumji. Geelani while extending his condolences, prayed for her heavenly aboard and forbiddance to grieved family to bear this irreparable loss.


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