Reiterates shutdown call for today
Srinagar: The Hurriyat Conference (G) chairperson Syed Ali Geelani on Thursday paid tributes to the slain militants killed in Handwara and Sopore, and said that he was hopeful that the people of Jammu and Kashmir will safeguard the sacrifices of the youth and will lead the ongoing resistance movement to its logical destination.
In a statement, Geelani pledged not to surrender before the “military might”, which he said was in full swing to suppress the resistance sentiments of the people.
Reiterating his commitment to continue the struggle, Geelani asked the people of Kashmir to show determination and safeguard the sacrifices of the youth.
Reiterating his call for shutdown on Friday September 14 to pay tributes to Hakeem-ur-Rehman Sultani, Geelani said that Sultani was a great son of the soil.
The Hurriyat patriarch said that Sultani will always be remembered as a staunch supporter and an eloquent orator who served Tehreek-e-Hurriyat as a humble Tehsil President.
Condemning Sultani’s killing, Geelani said that it is aimed at building pressure on political resistance leadership. “Such intriguing and vile acts of repression have failed in the past to bend the leadership and in future any such pressure tactics shall meet its own end,” he said.
Meanwhile, Geelani also condemned the “rude and inhuman behaviour” of police authorities meted out to the incarcerated youth brought from various jails to appear before the court of District Judge Kulgam on the date of their hearing.
Blaming the authorities for not permitting the family members including their aged parents and minor children to meet their near and dear ones within the court premises, the incarcerated leader termed it as a “worst form of revenge against the detainees”.
The Hurriyat Conference chairman also condoled the demise of Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharief.