Expressing his deep sorrow and grief over the death of Mohammad Afzal Fazili of Bandipora, Chairman All Parties Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani Sunday paid glorious tributes to the deceased. He said that late Fazili was a person of high character.
“He was very helpful in the mass uprising of 2010,” Geelani was quoted as having said.
Praying for Jannah to the departed soul, Geelani said that he was over 100 years old but “his extreme affiliation with the freedom movement of Kashmir was very admiring”.
“We equally share the grief of the bereaved family and pray to Almighty Allah to give patience to the affected family to bear this loss,” he said.
A high level delegation led by senior Hurriyat leader and Tehreek-e-Hurriyat General Secretary Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai visited the residence of late Fazili in Bandipora
Sehrai on the occasion shed light over the contribution of the late Fazili in the society and in the field of Islamic faith and paid rich tributes to the deceased person for his service in the propagation of Islam.
The statement further stated that a delegation of people from Kupwara today visited Hyderpora and spent about two hours with Geelani.
“Interacting with the members of the delegation on the occasion, Geelani said that the border district Kupwara is a very sensitive area and the political situations of this area have taken a very serious turn which is very concerning for the common Kashmiri,” the statement said.
“The communal forces of India have been provided a base camp in the district which they can use for their wicked and dangerous activities. This situation has put a heavy responsibility on the shoulders of the pro-freedom people of this area and they have to be very cautious and vigilant about any anti-Islam or anti movement activity of the opposite forces,” Geelani was quoted as having said.
“If we do not rise today against these challenges, we have to regret in the future and our future generations will get into the deep trouble,” he asserted.
The Hurriyat statement added that Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Sunday distributed relief items among the fire affected families of the Baramullah Town. “About 40 families who were affected by the devastating fire were given relief items,” the statement said.