Srinagar, February 12: Paying tributes to slain Ratnipora Pulwama militant, Hilal Ahmad Rather, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani on Tuesday said that “everyday our youth are sacrificing their precious lives for the sacred cause of freedom from Indian clutches, making all of us duty bound to safeguard these sacrifices with utmost commitment and dedication to pursue this cause.”
“India is suffering from arrogance of power and has tried its best to muzzle our voice—but has utterly failed to do so, and Indian might, its brutality can never deter us from our much cherished goal of right to self-determination,” said Hurriyat Chairman in a statement issued to KNO.
Pro-freedom leader said that situation in the valley is worsening with each passing day and that Indian authorities rely on their military might to suppress people’s aspirations and muzzle voices.
He regretted that “the stubborn attitude of India regarding this globally accepted political dispute and dealing with it only militarily has created death and destruction in whole state and peace and harmony of whole region is threatened.”
Geelani said that with the resolution of this issue a new era of peace, stability and development will prevail not only in Jammu and Kashmir but in whole South Asia.