Srinagar: Paying glorious tributes to the prominent commander Zeenat-ul-Islam and his associate Shakeel Ahmad martyred at Kulgam encounter, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani said that the youth are sacrificing their precious lives to end the forcible occupation of their nation and we are duty bound to carry their mission to its logical conclusion.
Since past three decades, our youth are nourishing the movement for right to self-determination with their precious blood, but New Delhi with its military might always responds brutally and beastly.
Blaming India’s haughty and stubborn approach for continuous bloodshed in state, Hurriyat chairman said that we are a peaceful nation, but our youth are forced to adopt the extreme path as the peaceful voices are not responded.
In a statement, Geelani said that for the last 71 years we have seen only the brutal face of India, lived a life of uncertainty, chaos and harassment, shouldered the coffins of our dear ones, witnessed only death and destruction all around. This gloomy situation has forced our highly educated youth to take the extreme steps. They prefer to be a rebellion than to live a life of slavery.
He said that we are unfortunate that we lose our heroes so early as their un-dented commitment and visionary intellect would help to smoothen this struggle.
Hurriyat chairman said that use of force on the mourners, is nothing but vengeance and cowardice and can only be done by a biased and arrogant power, no matter how big it is.
He said that every nation are proud of their youth and we too are indebted to our brave, conscious and freedom living young generation and this oppressed nation look forward for their commitment and uncompromising dedication to the sacred mission.
Meanwhile Hurriyat Chairman was seriously concerned about the deteriorating health of Gh. Mohammad Khan Sopori, who was recently released after about 2 years.
He said that first his residence was seized by police and he along with his family was rendered shelter less and then he was arrested and shifted to Haryana jail putting extra financial burden on this poor family.
He said instead of treating the ailing pro-freedom leader, he was handed over to his family just to avoid the blame of his ill-treatment in jail, which shows callousness and inhuman attitude of the oppressor.