Paradise on earth turned into hell: Geelani
Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference chairman, Syed Ali Geelani on Thursday said that the land called paradise on the earth has been turned into a hell due to what he termed as ‘brutality of oppressor and their forces.
Geelani in his telephonic address to the mourners of 14-year-old slain militant, Mudasir Ahmad, said that “since 1947, our nation while nourishing freedom movement and demanding their right to self-determination, has presented huge sacrifices, however New Delhi with its military might, brutally killed our innocent people.”
Referring to the sacrifices rendered by people especially youth, Geelani said that “more than 6 lakh people have been killed and economy worth trillions is lost with the lakhs of injured, but Indian brutality and repression, through their local conduits, seems to have no end.”
“India is suffering from arrogance of power and has tried its best to muzzle our voice—but has utterly failed to do so, and no power on earth particularly the Indian might, its brutality can never deter us from our much cherished goal of right to self-determination,” said Geelani.
Reiterating its appeal for boycott, Geelani said that participation in any election amounts to treason and betrayal with martyr’s blood and disgrace for sacrifices rendered by our nation.”
“We believe, any election process, India tries to conduct, is nothing but an armed drill to threaten the common people thereby strengthening its illegal control in the land, but we are indebted by the sacrifices of our nation never to even think of any compromise and we pledge to take this sacred movement to its logical conclusion,” he added.
Stressing upon people in general and youth in particular, Geelani said that “we need to strengthen our faith and as a nation we need to the optimistic and by the grace of Almighty Allah the Indian brute force will come to an end and we will Insha Allah get rid of this forceful military occupation.”
Meanwhile, Geelani expressed shock and grief on the demise of foster mother of his younger son Naseem-u-Zaffar.
Hailing from Bandipora deceased, wife of Professor Mohammad Maqbool was a very pious lady with a noble humanitarian attitude, who faced hardships of his life very bravely and nourished my son more than his biological mother, he said.
Geelani prayed for her eternal peace and courage to the bereaved family particularly Maqbool to bear this tragic loss as loosing life partner at this fragile age is very painful.