Geelani, Sehrai pay tributes to Zakir Musa

Geelani, Sehrai pay tributes to Zakir Musa

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani and Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) chairman Momammad Ashraf Sehrai on Friday paid tributes to slain militant commander Zakir Musa.
Ansar Ghazwat Ul Hind founder and chief Zakir Rashid Bhat alias Musa was killed in a gunfight with the government forces in Tral area of south Kashmir Thursday evening.
In a statement, Geelani said: “Whosoever strives for implementation of divine law in his land with his conviction and dedication are the real heroes of the movement and nation is indebted to hail their precious sacrifices.”
“The best and only way to pay homage to our martyrs is to support the freedom struggle in whatever way possible,” he said.
Condemning the killing of Zahoor Ahmad – the brother of a militant, the veteran Hurriyat leader expressed concern over the “unabated killing spree” in Jammu and Kashmir.
“It is a sheer political vengeance to kill the innocent relatives of the militants,” said Geelani.
The pro-freedom leader termed it as a “gross violation of human rights” to punish one for the crime committed by another. Hurriyat Conference chairman while asserting for an early resolution of Kashmir dispute, said that the life of the people of Kashmir has become hell because of the disputed nature.
Sehrai in a statement while paying homage to slain commander said: “Despite highly educated and an engineering student, he stood for the freedom movement of Jammu Kashmir. His sacrifice infused a high spirit in ongoing movement in Jammu Kashmir.”
“He (Musa) stood firm for Islam and never followed any sectarian ideology, and instead pursued a mission to see the glorification of Islam in Jammu Kashmir,” he added.
“I pay my salute to this legend,” Sehrai said and added that despite a budding youth and highly educated, Zakir Musa proved a “mature and dedicated warrior”.
We are committed to the mission “for whom he sacrificed his life,” he said.
Sehrai, however, expressed shock over the killing of Zahoor Ahmad – brother of a militant Irfan Ahmad.
Sehrai said that militancy is the reaction of New Delhi’s “obduracy” and denial of right to self-determination to the people of Kashmir.