Geelani addresses mourners of slain Zeenat-ul-Islam telephonically
Srinagar, January 16: Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Geelani, in a telephonic address to the mourners of slain Zeenat-ul-Islam at Shopian today said that ‘history stands testimony to the fact that no power on earth, no matter how cruel and barbaric that be, no matter how prolonged it may be has ever succeeded in curbing the freedom sentiments of any nation and every oppressor has a definite and tragic end if fought with unity, sincerity and dedication.’
“Our oppressor has crossed every limit and every degree of brutality to subjugate us,” Geelani said in a statement issued to KNO. He reiterated his pledge to take the movement to its logical end and will never allow any body to barter the precious blood of martyrs. “We need to be aware of this and we are duty bound to safe guard their sacrifices and should desist from such activities which prove detrimental for our movement,” he said.
He said that deceitful slogans of development, prosperity or material gains can never be a substitute for freedom. “Pro-Indian politicians have turned into political leaches, sucking every drop of our blood to satisfy their masters in Delhi,” he added.
He said that election drama and the multi faced political supporters pose as the saviors to fetch them votes in the name of roads, electricity and water, but in reality they are the people who strengthen the unholy bond of slavery so nation as a whole should desist from any support to them. “Our movement has become so precious that no perk and privilege can compel us for any compromise,” he said.
Stressing upon people in general and youth in particular, Geelani said that “we need to strengthen our faith and protect our civil, social, religious and human liberties, avoid miss deeds and nourish the Islamic culture in our homes and society without indulging in sectarian hatred and social evils.”