Srinagar: Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani while extending his heartfelt Eid greetings to the Muslim Ummah on Wednesday, said that Eid is the day of expressing gratitude to Almighty Allah and seeking his blessings.
In a statement, Geelani said, “It is also the day of expressing solidarity with the families of our martyrs, destitute and orphans. It is the day of rejuvenating the spirit of freedom in Eidgahs.”
He appealed people to remember the destitute section of the society on the Eid-ul-Fitr.
Hurriyat chairman said that it should be understood by a Muslim that difficulties and hardships are inevitable and the objective of all of them is to turn him strong, and added that a true believer would only feel relief and relaxed, while following commandments of Holy Quran.
“Ramadhan was a period to seek blessings of Almighty Allah and rejuvenate our sentiments, faith and spirits, and as such the inspiration that Ramadhan bestowed should serve a guide line for future too and should be followed during the entire year so that reforms in society are brought in the real sense,” Geelani added.
He said that the Eid is although a day of happiness and blessings, “but the Kashmiri nation had so far missed the real spirit of this day because of the atrocities and the cruel behaviour of the forces against the common people and the people of this troubled region are miserably suffering since last seven decades”.
Geelani in his message to the Muslims, said, “We are facing extreme situations and it is very unfortunate that we are carrying and receiving the coffins of our youngsters. Our dignity and honour are at stalk and situations in Kashmir has only multiplied our sorrows and it is quite heart wrenching to see the increasing number of widows and orphans.”
“The martyrs fulfilled their responsibilities and now we are the guardians of their sacrifices. As such, we must reinvigorate our movement against the India so as to pressurise this colonial country to acknowledge our birth right to self-determination,” Geelani said.
Geelani appealed to the people to celebrate this Eid with austerity and simplicity and according to the Islamic principles.