Sheikh Aziz, a brave commander faced bullets than surrender: Geelani
Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) on Saturday organized a conference at its head office in Srinagar to pay tributes to the slain leader, Sheikh Abdul Aziz who was killed on this day in the year 2008.
The amalgam chairman, Syed Ali Geelani as per a statement issued here addressed the gathering telephonically during which he paid tributes to the slain leader and recalled his sacrifices.
He termed Sheikh Aziz as ‘a visionary political leader as well as a brave commander’ who dared to face bullets on his chest rather than to succumb or surrender before the Indian military might, although he was leading a peaceful protest march of millions of people.
Memorizing the heroic deeds of Sheikh Abdul Aziz, Geelani said that although usually he would remain silent in the company of his fellow leaders yet his body language would speak louder that he is ready to sacrifice even his life for the sacred cause of right to self-determination. “This he proved on 11th of August 2008,” said Geelani.
Reiterating his commitment to remain steadfast and loyal to the resistance movement, Geelani said that “best way to pay tributes to our martyrs is to remain with the movement honestly and seriously till it reaches to its logical conclusion.”
Geelani urged all the units of Hurriyat Conference to raise to the occasion to kick-start a door to door election boycott campaign in order to root out any political writ of India.
The conference was presided over by the Hurriyat General Secretary, Ghulam Nabi Sumji.
It begins with the recitation of Holly Quran by Ab. Hamid Ilahi, where as Nisar Hussain rather presented “Naati Sharief”, and Hakeem Abdul Rashid managed the dice.
In his inaugural speech, people’s league chairman of his section, Mohammad Yasin Aataie described the life history of Sheikh Abdul Aziz. Those who spoke on the occasion include Gh. Nabi Sumji, Syed Mohammad Shafi, Zamrooda Habib, Yasmeen Raja, Mohammad Rafiq Ganie and Sheik Abdul Raheem.
The speakers memorized the icons of our freedom movement and paid glorying tributes to all the martyrs and took pledge to carry the ongoing movement to its logical conclusion.
Sheikh Abdul Raheem, the elder brother of Sheikh Abdul Aziz was the chief guest on this occasion.
In his presidential address Hurriyat General Secretary Ghulam Nabi Sumji while paying his tributes to the Shaheed Azeemat, urged the cadres of Hurriyat to keep a strict vigil on the nefarious designs and machinates hatched by India to divert attention of the people of Kashmir by raising some sensitive issues like fiddling of article 35-A to change the demography of the state.
He termed these ‘conspiracies hatched’ and ‘sponsored by India’ as “an exercise in futility against the strong unity displayed on 5th and 6th August by observing an exemplary civil curfew in every nook and corner of the state.”