Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman, Syed Ali Geelani Wednesday paid tributes to Mohammad Maqbool Bhat and Mohammad Afzal Guru on their martyrdom anniversaries. He said that India is reluctant to hand over the mortal remains of the two slain men.
Reiterating his demand for the return mortal remains of both the martyrs who were buried in the Tihar Jail premises, Geelani as per the statement issued here said that although it is purely a human issue but India is very reluctant to this demand thereby violating all the principles of morality and constitution and in this way its claim of “largest democracy in the world” is getting badly exposed.
Geelani said that Mohammad Maqbool Bhat and Mohammad Afzal Guru are heroes of the Kashmiri nation and “we are proud of them.”
“Kashmiri nation is resisting the forced and illegal occupation of India from past 70 years and during this period thousands of our valiant and bold people have sacrificed their precious lives for this cause but the Mohammad Maqbool Bhat and Mohammad Afzal Guru are two separate cases among these who were detained, executed and buried in the same jail and in same month,” he said.
Hurriyat (G) chairman said that Mohammad Maqbool Bhat has a special status in the freedom struggle of Kashmir and if he can be termed as the first solider of the struggle then the Mohammad Afzal Guru’s ‘last letter’ became a new milestone of the freedom struggle and set a new trend. “His last letter clearly depicts that he was an ideological person and his emotions were having the backing of faith, intellect and conscience,” he said.
“They are source of inspiration for us & the best way of paying tributes to them is that the nation should not forget these brave sons of the soil, who had sacrificed their “present” for the “future” of the nation,” he said.
Geelani said that the best way of paying tributes to the Mohammad Maqbool Bhat and Mohammad Afzal Guru is that the nation should not forget these brave sons of the soil who had sacrificed their “present” for the future of the nation.
He said that until the mortal remains are not returned back to their families, the whole nation will not let down this demand.
Meanwhile, Hurriyat (G) condemned the arrest of its party spokesman, Gh Ahmad Gulzar, saying “this is the highhandedness of the puppet regime to suppress the voice of the pro-freedom people and all these arbitrary measures won’t deter us from pursuing our cherished goal.”
Blaming pro-Indian parties for prevailing mayhem in state, Hurriyat said they have virtually turned state into a battle field.
“By caging pro-freedom leadership, they are denying the political space and creating political uncertainty,” said Hurriyat.
Lashing out at state administration, the statement said that “they have let lose the reign of terror and turned the state into a big jail’ ’and referring to recent arrests of leadership, Hurriyat said that instead of facing resistance leadership on political turf, they are being caged against fabricated and fake cases. “
“It is ploy to justify their illegal, immoral occupation,” Hurriyat said.
Hurriyat while criticizing New Delhi and their local stooges, said that these repressive and suppressive measures won’t deter us from pursuing our mission, saying it failed in past and will yield nothing even in future.
“Kashmir is essentially a political problem and we demand a just and lasting solution of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with relevant UN Security Council resolutions and the wishes of the Kashmiri people,” said Hurriyat (G).
Hurriyat said repression, coercive measures and unrealistic approach won’t solve it, instead the unresolved Kashmir issue will complicate situations and lead to uncertainty in subcontinent.