Srinagar: The Hurriyat Conference (G) on Sunday organized a seminar at Hyderpora Srinagar presided over by its chairman Syed Ali Geelani to pay tributes to the martyrs of Karbala.
“The seminar was addressed by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Mohammad Yasin Malik, Gh. Nabi Sumji, Advocate Zahid Ali, Aga Abid Hussain, Gh. Ali Gulzar and Ameer-e-Hamza,” the statement said.
Geelani while paying rich tributes to the martyrs of Karbala said Imam Hussain (RA) taught the weak and suppressed people to remain steadfast against the tyranny and barbarism and stand by righteousness. “True rulers behave as the real servants of their followers whereas despotism breeds dishonest and cruel rulers. History of Karbala glorifies the truth and teaches us a lesson to stand by reason and justice in the light of Quran and Sunnah,” said Geelani.
Geelani, according to the statement, said that the people of Kashmir demand their legitimate right as promised and accepted by the world community. “For raising their just demand, they get killed.”
Condemning the repressive measures adopted by the forces, Geelani said that “the state of Jammu and Kashmir has been turned into a ‘hell’ where people get persecuted without any rule of law”.
The Hurriyat leader criticised the Indian authorities for proposing triple Talaq as a punishable offence, allowing a Muslim women to perform Hajj without her “Moharam” and prohibition of carrying sacrificial animals from one place to another.
Over the New Delhi’s rejection of dialogue with Pakistan, Geelani said “unless India accepts Kashmir as a dispute, no dialogue process is likely to succeed”.
“India and Pakistan shared more than 150 rounds of bilateral talks without any results, so unless the disputed nature of the problem is not addressed, peace and prosperity of the whole South Asia region shall continue remain as hostage to it,” he said.
Mirwaiz, according to the statement, paid rich tributes to the martyrs of Karbala and said sacrifices for a cherished cause is a prerequisite. “Karbala teaches us to dedicate our precious life to the sacred cause of truth and justice,” he said.
Mohammad Yasin Malik said, “We continue to observe Karbala, day in and day out. Imam Hussain enlightened the coming generations to resist the tyranny come what may.”