Hails steadfastness of prisoners
SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani on Wednesday urged people to boycott the pro-India political parties and safeguard the “sacrifices presented by our youth”.
In a statement, Geelani said all pro-India political parties are hand in glove with those killing Kashmiris. “Now it is people’s turn, particularly youth, to unite and foil the conspiracies of India and its henchmen against the freedom movement,” he said.
Justifying the people’s resentment, Hurriyat chairman said, “The repression and oppression have not made any difference. People’s sentiments boil when there are killings and they come out on the streets. India can never kill the sentiment that has always prevailed among the people.”
Geelani in his telephonic address paid tributes to Rayees Ahmad Mir of Shopian who succumbed to his injuries at SKIMS on Wednesday.
He said, “Indian occupational forces have left their brutal footprints. We continue to bleed for the last 7 decades. The hollow and tall claims of restraint by Indian forces were aimed at befooling the common people and repeated horrific incidents testified our claim that they are trigger happy and want to kill every soul in state.”
“Indian forces are on routine basis repeating the Jalian Wala Bagh like massacres here,” Geelani said and urged the international community to “set up an international independent tribunal to probe these massacres so that the conspirators and perpetrators of this heinous crime should be unmasked and punished under the international law”.
Meanwhile, the Hurriyat leader expressed deep concern over the “ill plight” of prisoners lodged in different jails. “As per reports, the ill treatment meted out to detainees in Jammu and Chenab jails is very distressing and worrying,” he said.
Strongly denouncing the jail authorities for their “callous and brutal behaviour”, Geelani said, “They have virtually turned the jails like that of infamous Abu Ghareeb and detention period of inmates is being prolonged on one pretext or the other.”
Geelani paid tributes to and hailed the commitment and steadfastness of prisoners Zakir Hussein Bhat, Muhammad Qasim Sheikh, Atta Mohammad, Gul Mohammad Khan of Udhampor, Mohammad. Aslam, (Chenab), Abdul Wahid, Mohammad Abbas, Farooq Ahmed, Hasan Babar and Abdul Rashid (Riasi), Ghulam Nabi Gujri, Abdul Rashid Bhat, Ab Rashid Rather Hakim Qiasar, Shabir-ul-Islam, Abdul Rahim, Hilal Ahmed Pala and Muhammad Salim War who are lodged at Kot Bhalwal, jammu.
“We are proud of their exhibition of commitment with the freedom movement,” Geelani said.
Meanwhile, Hurriyat leaders Mohammad Yusuf Naqash, Molvi Bashir Irfani, Umer Adil Dar, Imtiyaz Ahmad Shah Yasmeen Raja, Adv Davinder Singh, Syed Imtiyaz Hyder and Gazi Baba attended the Fateh Khawani of Wamiq Farooq on his 8th anniversary.
Hurriyat General Secretary Ghulam Nabi Sumji, Bilal Siddiqi, Advocate Davinder Singh Behal, Yasmin Raja, Saleem Zargar and Hurriyat spokesman Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar extended condolence to the senior Hurriyat leader and chairman Anjuman Shar-e -Shiyan Aga Syed Hassan on the demise of his maternal uncle Aga Syed Fazul Ullah Al-Safavi and conveyed the condolence message of Syed Ali Geelani to the grieved family. They prayed for the departed soul and forbearance to the grieved family.