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Hurriyat Patriarch Syed Ali Geelani Wednesday while paying rich tributes to Mohammad Maqbool Butt on his 32nd “martyrdom” anniversary said that he was a brave and courageous “pro-freedom person” who wronged the assumptions about the Kashmiri nation and after centuries of slavery brought them “face to face with their enemy”.
Reiterating his demand for the return of the mortal remains of Maqbool Butt and Mohammad Afzal Guru, Geelani said, “India is the only country in the world who denied the dead bodies of the political prisoners to their families, thus self-exposing its claim of being a largest democracy.”
Appealing for complete and state wide shut down on 11 February, Thursday, Hurriyat Conference (g) chairperson said that the great nations never forget those brave hearts who sacrifice their present for the future of their nation. “They are remembered for centuries and their life becomes a source of inspiration for the other people,” a statement issued by APHC-g this afternoon said.
The octogenarian Hurriyat Chairperson said that the best way to pay tributes to Mohammad Maqbool Butt and Mohammad Afzal Guru is that “we should be loyal to that mission and we should carry forward that mission” for which these sons of the soil kissed the gallows.
The octogenarian leader said, “Our nation has paid huge sacrifices for the freedom struggle so far but the most important and sensitive matter is the protection of these sacrifices. Our nation has to control and rectify its mistakes and weaknesses which are harming the mission of our martyrs and which prolong our way to freedom.”
The statement added, “To attain the goal of freedom and to respect the blood of our martyrs, we have to boycott India and its local agents here and don’t vote or support them on any level or in any way. Unity is the only key to success.”
Meanwhile strongly condemning the continuous detention of Shabir Ahmad Shah, Mohammad Yasin Malik, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Ayaz Akbar, Mohammad Ashraf Laya and dozens of other “pro-freedom” leaders and activists, Geelani said that the government is scared of the “pro-freedom leadership” and by placing restrictions over their movements, “they are actually displaying their own weakness”. “India is claiming to be the largest democratic country in the world but in Kashmir its democratic claims gets badly exposed. The state is practically ruled by military and the law and order has been deliberately suspended here.”
While demanding immediate release of all the political prisoners, Hurriyat Chairperson said, “the government’s policy will have serious consequences and it will also increase the political uncertainty and “instability in the state.”