Srinagar, Nov 15: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani on Monday broke down for not being allowed to participate in funerals of “martyrs” and expressing condolence with their families, saying Kashmir has been turned into a prison.
“Outside the four corners under which we live, there is police vehicle on one side and CRPF on other side. We are not allowed to move and this stands reason we are unable to reach to the people, victims,” Geelani told a gathering of mourners at Sopore.
“We are unable to participate in the funerals of the martyrs and express condolence with their families,” Geelani said and broke down.
He added, “This is a prison in which we have been kept. Jammu and Kashmir since 1947 stands enslaved. The Partition of India and Pakistan was based on Two Nation Theory and India used power to occupy Jammu and Kashmir and the illegal occupation is continuing till date.”
Geelani also reiterated the demand for right to self-determination and said that “despite oppression, the youth are sacrificing their lives to end the Indian occupation”.
After remaining under house detention for long, the octogenarian was on Thursday allowed to move towards Sopore to visit his daughter whose husband died two days back at a Srinagar hospital.
Ghulam Hassan Makdhoomi, the eldest son-in-law of the Geelani, passed away at SKIMS Soura on Tuesday.
Requesting youth to abstain from immoral and unsocial activities, Geelani said, “Resourceful enemy’s strategy is to destroy and cripple us.” He appealed the young generation to abide by Islamic teachings and “get to nerves of the oppressed so that it never succeeds in its nefarious designs.”