Terming the assassination of Afzal Guru as a political reprisal and sheer violation of basic rights, Syed Ali Geelani has reiterated, “Inhuman approach and arrogance adopted by India has amassed the miseries of Jammu and Kashmir and affirmed that instead of all these hurdles, on-going movement will be taken to its logical end.”
In a high level meeting of Hurriyat conference with its chairman Geelani in chair has blamed the ruling and opposition parties in state for the hanging of Mohammad Afzal Guru. The meeting which was held after long interval and hanging of Afzal Guru at Hyderpora, was attended by Employees Movement, Peoples League, Democratic Political Movement, Peoples Freedom League, Muslim Conference, Muslim League, Mass Movement, Muslim Khawateen Markaz, Tehreek E Wahdat E Islami and Tehreek E Hurriyat.
As per a statement the main points discussed in meeting were, the post Mohammad Afzal hanging scenario and its impact, lifer against the youth and establishing new forces camps at various places.
While addressing the executive meeting Geelani has said, “Afzal is now a pioneer and a symbol of resistance for youth in Jammu and Kashmir and his hangng has rejuvenated the movement and infused a new sprit in ongoing freedom movement.” Reaffirming his faith, Geelani has declared that despite all odds the movement would be taken to its logical end. While agreeing with the constituent members Geelani has said, “It was with due consent of then Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah that Mohamad Maqbool Bhat was taken to gallows and Omer Abdullah while following the footsteps of his father favoured the unjustified decision of Delhi with respect to Mohammad Afzal Guru.”
While blaming ruling and opposition parties for their double and unconstitutional approach, Geelani has added, “They were hand in glows and their bewailing and lamenting over the hanging of Mohamad Afzal Guroo is mere hoax and election stunt.”
Taking dig at Delhi, Geelani has added that their refusal for return of mortal remains of Mohamad Afzal Guroo has exposed their tall claims being a great democracy and no doubt that India has emerged as a ‘colonial’ symbol in world. “India with its might and suppressive measures is hell bent to muzzle the just and genuine demand of people of Jammu and Kashmir. The detention and sacrifices are part of the movement and the repressive measures won’t deter the people of Jammu Kashmir from ongoing movement.”
“The steadfastness and commitment of people is encouraging and it is with authority that curbs and other suppressive measures prevented the people; otherwise the people with all their will and sprits would have repeated the mass protests like Tehreer Squire”, Geelani said. While expressing his concern for lifer awards imposed on youth, he has called it unjustified approach and added that unconstitutional measures are a result of political reprisal and vengeances.
Reacting to the statement of army spokesman, Geelani has asked that it has nothing to do with the ground reality and the statement is ‘baseless and misleading’. Terming the demand and opposition of people of Wuyan justified, he has said, “Even after 65 years India is not withdrawing its forces from the state. Despite their claims regarding the number of militants the administration claim that only 78 militants are active and despite all these claims new camps are being established near densely populated localities.”