Geelani pays tributes to Mirwaiz, Lone, Hawal martyrs
Paying rich tributes to Mirwaiz Muhammad Farooq, Abdul Gani Lone and martyrs of Hawal on their death anniversary, the chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani said these sacrifices demand that the ongoing movement should be carried forward to its logical end.
“By the sacrifices offered by lakhs of people, the freedom movement has become very precious. We can’t forget those who have sacrificed their lives for the honour, dignity and freedom of Jammu and Kashmir and our nation is indebted to them for this,” Geelani said in a statement today.
Remembering late Mirwaiz and Lone, Geelani prayed to Almighty Allah for their place in Jannat-ul-Firdous.
Geelani has strongly condemned the shifting of Muzaffar Ahmad Dar from Srinagar Central Jail to Tihar Jail, New Delhi.
“Muzaffar of Pattan was serving detention in Srinagar Central Jail for the past six years and a trial was also going on in a Srinagar Court against him but some 10 days back he was suddenly shifted to Tihar jail. This action by the government is out of political vengeance and against the ruling of Supreme Court of India that a detainee should be held in the nearest jail to his home and an under-trial should never be shifted to any other place,” Geelani said, demanding immediate return of the Muzaffar and his co-prisoner Dawood to Srinagar.
Terming the arrest of Dr Nisar-ul-Hassan and registration of FIR against him as unjustified and illegal, Geelani demanded his immediate release. “The doctor is not any anti-social or destructive person and his all activities are of political nature,” he added. Geelani strongly condemned the use of PSA-like ‘black law’ against a dozen of Hurriyat leaders and activists including Abdul Gani Bhat of Sopore, Asadullah Parray, Feroze Ahmad Magray, Abdul Hamid Paray, Mehraj-ud-din Nanda, Zubair Ahmad Turay, Ishfaq Ahmad, Aarif Ahmad and Muhammad Yousuf Teeli.
“Omar Abdullah and his coalition partners are frustrated by their humiliating defeat in recent election drama. Now they are targeting the pro-freedom people for this,” said Geelani.
Expressing deep concern over the continuous detention of Hurriyat leaders – Ameer-e-Hamza, Ghulam Ahmad Bangi, Bashir Ahmad Saleh, Aashiq Qadir Lone, Abdul Rashid Rather, Muhammad Shafi Dhono and Javed Ahmad Dhono, Geelani said, “The amalgam is a political organization and government should face it on political turf instead of using force, pressure and hooliganism and State power.”
Geelani has also expressed his deep sorrow and grief over the killing of a girl and injuring of another child in Tosamaidan firing range by a littered shell.
“The presence of Indian Army in Kashmir is taking toll on the innocent lives of Kashmiris and here people are living in a very fearful and terrifying situation,” said Geelani.