Geelani pays tributes to Maqbool Bhat, Afzal Guru

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Srinagar

Hurriyat (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani on Wednesday paid rich tributes to the Mohammad Maqbool Bhat and Mohammad Afzal Guru on their death anniversaries.

The spokesman said while reiterating his demand for the return back of the mortal remains of both who were buried in the Tihar Jail premises, Geelani said that although it is purely a human issue India is very reluctant to this demand thereby violating all the principles of morality and constitution and in this way its claim of “largest democracy in the world” is getting badly exposed.

In a statement issued today, Syed Ali Geelani said that Mohammad Maqbool Bhat and Mohammad Afzal Guru are heroes of the Kashmiri nation and they are proud of them. The Kashmiri nation is under the government of India from past 70 years and during this period thousands of people have sacrificed their precious lives for this cause but the Mohammad Maqbool Bhat and Mohammad Afzal Guru are two separate cases among those who were detained, executed and buried in the same jail and in the same month.

Hurriyat chairman said that Mohammad Maqbool Bhat has a special status in the freedom struggle of Kashmir and if he can be termed as the first soldier of the struggle then the Mohammad Afzal Guru’s ‘last letter’ became a new milestone of the freedom struggle and set a new trend. His last letter clearly depicts that he was an ideological person and his emotions were having the backing of faith, intellect and conscience.

They are a source of inspiration for us & the best way of paying tributes to them is that the nation should not forget these brave sons of the soil, who had sacrificed their “present” for the “future” of the nation, a spokesman said.

While reiterating his demand for the return back of the mortal remains of both the martyrs, Geelani said that until the mortal remains are not returned back to their families, the whole nation will not let down this demand.

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