Geelani, Mirwaiz pay tributes to slain militants

Srinagar:
Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani Saturday while paying tributes to slain militants of Redwani Kulgam said the youth were sacrificing precious lives for a sacred cause.

“It is a cherished and patriotic mission, and these youth are putting a huge responsibility on our shoulders. We are duty bound to carry their mission to its logical end,” Geelani said.

In his statement, Syed Ali Geelani said: “People of State are not war mongers, but through peaceful means they are urging India and world community to fulfill their pledge and resolve the political future of State.”
Blaming India for its “stubbornness and egoistic approach”, Syed Ali Geelani said that that precious lives are being lost and “forced rule” is the root cause of all bloodshed in State.

Syed Ali Geelani while referring to increasing incidents of encounters, said: “Few black sheep in our community are instrumental in providing information, thus helping forces in killing our youth. They should note it that they must furnish explanation for their deeds in front of Almighty Allah.”

A separate Hurriyat (G) statement said on the directions of Hurriyat (G) chairman, a deputation comprising of Raja Meraj Din, Bashir Ahmad Faroqi, Syed Zahoor ul Haq and Umar Aadil Dar participated in funeral prayers of militants killed in Kulgam and paid their rich tributes.

Statement said: “Those who strive for a scared cause, never die however achieve an eternal life and find place in history. They are sacrificing their lives for our future and their sacrifices won’t go waste or unnoticed,” statement said.

“People of state pursued their mission peacefully for forty years for right to self-determination; however India turned its deaf ear to the screams and genuine voices raised in this regard. India with its military might is pushing youth to wall and it is the reason that youth are daring to challenge forces and while laying down their lives, they are writing new annals of history,” statement said.

While referring to “Indian rulers for their blame game against Pakistan”, statement quoting Syed Ali Geelani said: “It is ridiculous, ours is an indigenous movement, we have nothing to do with extremism and people in Jammu and Kashmir are striving for their right to self-determination.”
While referring to those youth “resenting hegemony”, Syed Ali Geelani said that most of these have never crossed border.
Statement urged authorities “to desist from their rigid and stubborn approach”.