Srinagar, Mar 22: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani on Wednesday termed Pakistan as “centre of hope” of Muslim Ummah and said that the country was a great blessing for Muslims.
While greeting the Pakistan government, Pakistan Army and the people of Pakistan on the Pakistan Resolution Day, Syed Ali Geelani said that the country has a political importance in the Muslim world and this country is centre of hope not only for the Sub-continent but for the whole Muslim Ummah.
In a statement issued to KNS, Syed Ali Geelani said that unparalleled sacrifices were presented for its creation & Pakistan has proven to be a great blessing for the Muslims and “we should thank Almighty Allah for that”.
He said that the “blessing day” of 23 March is such an important day when a resolution was passed for creation of separate nation for the Muslims some 77 years back & it is a dream realized when forces like Sangh Pariwar were opposing and spreading their venomous(SN1) (SN2) dogma against its creation.
It was the time when this kind of thinking was considered as impossible and the fanatic communal forces were harshly opposing this move but the determination of the leadership succeeded in creation of a paradise like resort for those aspiring to see their dream come true, said Syed Ali Geelani.
Creation of Pakistan has changed the discourse of history, said Syed Ali Geelani & this is the only Muslim country in the world which openly supports the right to self-determination of Kashmiris and helps them on political, diplomatic and moral levels. Geelani said that is the reason that people of Kashmir are extremely thankful to them for that they love and pray for its prosperity.
Hailing Pakistan for its unflinching support for Kashmir cause, Syed Ali Geelani said that Pakistan has been established on ideology instead of geography and every Pakistani should realize their duty to safeguard its fundamentals and ideology.
Hurriyat (G) chairman in his appeal to people of Pakistan asked to work for the prosperity of the nation and serve and respect minorities in that country. He stressed for cordial relation between Iran, Afghanistan & Pakistan and said that best relation between these countries will lead the region to overall stability, peace, development and progress.
Meanwhile, Chairman Hurriyat (G) Syed Ali Geelani and other resistance leaders have been invited by Pakistan to attend ‘Pakistan Day’ function at its High Commission in Delhi. However State authorities didn’t allow leaders to attend said event.
Statement said that Syed Ali Geelani continues to be under house arrest and besides Shabir Ahmad Shah, Mohamad Ashraf Sehrai, Ayaz Akbar, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Raja Meraj u Din, Mohammad Ashraf Laya and Omer Adil Dar were placed under house arrest or lodged in police stations.
Meanwhile Hurriyat (G) leader Nayem Ahmad Khan was arrested at New Air Port.
Spokesman while terming these arbitrary measures as frustration of authorities said that it is a routine exercise to attend these function, however baring leadership is extremely strange and uncalled. (KNS)