Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani today paid rich tributes to the militants who were killed in gunfights with the forces at Handwara and Sopore in north Kashmir.
“We hope that the people of the state, keeping in view the precious sacrifices given by our youth, shall take the ongoing movement to its logical end,” Geelani said in a statement.
He urged the people of Sopore and Zainageer to observe a complete shutdown on September 14, and pay tributes to killed Hurriyat leader Hakeem-ur-Rehman Sultani.
“Sultani was a great son of soil. He will always be remembered as a staunch supporter and an eloquent orator who served Tehreek-e-Hurriyat in a humble way. I once again share may deep and heartfelt condolences with the parents of Hakeem-ur-Rehman, his widow and five daughters and pray for his heavenly abode and eternal peace,” Geelani said.
“It has been a part of New Delhi’s plot for selective killings to build up tremendous pressure on the political leadership belonging to Kashmir movement. Such intriguing and vile acts of repression have failed in the past to bend the leadership and in future any such pressure tactics by New Delhi shall meet its own end,” he said, adding that “We take pledge not to surrender before the military might.”
Meanwhile, Geelani condemned the ‘rude and inhuman’ behaviour of the police authorities with the incarcerated youth brought from various jails to appear before the court of District Judge Kulgam on the date of their hearing.
“The police authorities are not permitting the family members of the detainees to meet them within the court premises,” Geelani said, terming it as the ‘worst form of revenge against the detainees’.
Meanwhile, Geelani condoled the demise of Kulsum Nawaz, wife of the former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif.