Geelani, Mirwaiz congratulate Erdogan
Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani on Monday extended his congratulations to Tayyip Erdogan for his success in the June 24 presidential elections and “appreciated Turkey’s development, success in economy and stronger position in the international arena,” statement said.
“Our long and painful walk to freedom demands and deserved more practical and concrete steps from every freedom loving nation especially the collective forum of Muslim countries—so that there is an end to our sufferings and we are allowed to live an honourable and peaceful life,” Geelani said in a statement issued here.
Geelani said that “we are all praise for his moral support to our cause and hope Tayyip Erdogan will play a pivotal and impressive role for peaceful solution of Kashmir issue.”
The senior Hurriyat leader said that “India’s unabated repression and brutality has its imprints through length and breadth of the region and we as a nation have fought to our maximum to free ourselves, but we are still not able to achieve our goal of freedom.”
Geelani said that “the main hindrance and bottle neck is the India’s reluctance and arrogance of power on one hand and the dirty and mean role of local turncoats at the other hand.”
He said that “India’s brute occupation supported by local supporters is augmented and encouraged by the criminal silence of Muslim countries.”
Geelani said that “in these grim and tiring scenario, any favourable voice from anywhere acts as a soother which cements our resolve and commitment to continue fighting for our long-cherished goal of freedom.”
Meanwhile, Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq also felicitated the Turkish president Rajab Tayib Erdogan on behalf of the people of Kashmir.
Mirwaiz as per a statement issued here stated that it is expected that Erdogan will continue to strongly support the people’s struggle for self determination in Kashmir the way he has been doing in the past.
Mirwaiz said he is of the belief that Erdogan will also continue to play his role in ensuring the end to grave rights abuses taking place in Jammu and Kashmir
Hurriyat (M) chief, who was placed under house detention, said that “Turkey is well respected among the comity of nations and being the basic member of OIC Contact Group on Kashmir, turkey has always greatly supported and spearheaded our just cause.”
Mirwaiz said that people of Kashmir and Palestine have high hopes from Turkey as this country has always advocated for the resolution of both the issues as per the wishes and aspirations of its people.
He said that Erdogan has always taken a stand for Muslims globally.
Mirwaiz said that people of Kashmir have been suffering on all accounts over the past seven decades witnessing the ultimate form of repression at the hands of lakhs of government forces of India.