Srinagar, May 19: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani Saturday paid tributes to Shaheed- e-Millat Moulana Muhammad Farooq, Shaheed-e-Hurriyat Khawja Abdul Gani Lone and the Hawal martyrs, on their anniversary, praying for highest place in Jannah for them.
“The best way to pay tributes to the our martyrs is that we should continuously and tirelessly pursue the cause of our freedom struggle and we should not indulge in any such activity as has any possibility of harming or damaging our precious and countless sacrifices in the field of our movement,” Geelani said in a statement issued to KNS.
“I have met Moulana Farooq many times while as Lone and I had spent a long time together. I admire the services of the family of Moulana Farooq which they have done in the propagation and spreading the message of Peace (Islam) in Kashmir and I have always extolled the natural talent and courage of Abdul Gani Lone. I pray to Almighty Allah to grant them best place in Jannah,” Geelani said in his statement to KNS.
Meanwhile, Hurriyat Conference (G) while decrying the restrictions, arrests and curbs a head of Modi’s visit, said that state administration imposed curfew like restrictions and curbs and in its crackdown on resistance leaders, arrested or placed them under house arrest.
Hurriyat while slamming authorities, said that a head of visit of Indian premier whole state was turned into an armed garrison and police raided residence of resistance leaders and activists.
Statement said that a large number of police and CRPF personnel were deployed outside residence of Hurriyat chairman and authorities placed Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, Gh Nabi Sumji, Gh Ahmad Gulzar, Mohammad Yousef Naqash, Bilal Sidiqee, Mohammad Ashraf Laya, Umar Aadil Dar, Mohammad Yasin Ataie, Syed Imtiyaz Hyder, Bashir Ahmad Bhat and scores of other activists under house arrest and police detention, while as Hakeem Abdul Rashid and others houses were raided.
The state authorities will have to face people’s wrath and resentment and all these arbitrary arrests is synonymous to disrespect our fundamental right and added it is extremely unwise to deny political space and muzzle genuine voices”, Hurriyat said.
Hurriyat in its statement while strongly criticizing India and stooges, said that under the disguise of ‘’Sub Ka Vikaas’’, the authorities have turned state into a butcher house.
“It is a well thought out ploy to cover ongoing bloodshed in state and a deliberate attempt of India to draw attention away from the Kashmir issue and mislead international community and its own population about it,” the statement added. (KNS)