Geelani blames Indian agencies for Hurriyat leader’s killing

Geelani blames Indian agencies for Hurriyat leader’s killing
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Condolence meeting at Budgam on Thursday

SRINAGAR: Blaming Indian agencies for the killing of its executive council member and secretary general of Tehreek-e-Wahdat-e-Islami Mohammad Yusuf Nadeem, chairman of Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani on Tuesday said agencies are reviving the Ikhwan culture.
In an emergency meeting, Hurriyat chairman while paying glorious tributes to slain Yusuf Nadeem termed it a personal loss. Geelani said he is deeply pained by the killing and expressed condolence with the bereaved family.
“We are shocked over his death by brute hands and his untimely demise has created a void. He was a legend par excellence. We stand with the grieved family and pray for his heavenly abode,” Geelani said.
Meanwhile, a statement said that Hurriyat Conference organised a condolence meeting at Sindhipora, Budgam in which the executive council members including Nisar Hussain Rather patron Tehreek-e-Wahdat-e-Islami, Gulshan Abbas (Wahdat-e-Islami), Haji Ghulam Nabi Sumji (Secretary General Hurriyat Conference), Advocate Muhammad Shafi Reshi, Mohammad Shafi Lone, Syed Mohammad Shafi, Ghulam Mohammad Nagu, Mohammad Yasin Ataie, Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar, Mohammad Yusuf Mujahid, Syed Imtiaz Haider, Peer Abdul Rashid, Bashir Ahmad Bhat and Mohammad Maqbool paid rich tributes to slain Yusuf Nadeem for his “praiseworthy contributions” to the resistance movement.
The leaders and mourners while hailing the services rendered by Yusuf Nadeem termed him a “torch bearer for the ongoing freedom movement”.
“These cowardly and brutal state sponsored tactics won’t deter us from pursuing the mission, nor will these suppressive and aggressive measures will us surrender,” they said. “We will take our mission to its logical end and despite these killings by agencies; the resistance movement won’t stop and will move ahead with its cherished mission till we achieve our goal.”
Meanwhile, Hurriyat has called a condolence meeting of its constituent parties and other resistance organisations on February 15, Thursday, at 11 am at the residence of slain leader.
Hurriyat also strongly condemned the detention of Molvi Bashir Ahmad Irfani, Syed Imtiyaz Ahmad Shah, Ab Rashid Lone and Zahid Ahmad, saying “they are being subjected to brute torture in police custody in Trehgam, Kupwara police station”.