‘Indebted to Sacrifices by Our Martyrs,’ says Geelani, Pays Tributes to Shams Ul Haq

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Shams Ul Haq
Shams Ul Haq

Paying rich and glorious tributes to the slain Islamist leader turned militant commander Shams-ul-Haq on his 23rd anniversary, Chairperson All Parties Hurriyat Conference (g) Syed Ali Geelani said that Shaheed Ghulam Mohammad Mir alias Shams-ul-Haq was a “God fearing, religious and a visionary personality who had dedicated all his life to serve the Islam and the freedom movement”.

“These personalities are very few in the world who are respected by one and all and who are continuously remembered after their martyrdom,” Geelani said. “The best way of paying tributes to Shaheed Shams-ul-Haq and all other martyrs of Kashmir is that we should carry forward their mission and does not show any kind of tiredness and weakness on this path.”

Octogenarian Hurriyat leader said, “our martyrs had sacrificed their precious lives for Islam and for the liberation of this land from the forced occupation of India and have indebted us by sacrificing their present for our future. We are duty bound to continue our freedom struggle against the Indian forced occupation in any way and at any cost. We have to show a united face in this struggle and we should not indulge in any such activity which could harm or damage our sacred movement.”

Meanwhile, militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen Tuesday paid rich tributes to Shams-ul-Haq and said, “even after the expiry of 23 years of his martyrdom, he is still an inspiration for the freedom lovers.”

In a meeting of Hizb Command Council under the chairmanship of Hizb Chief and UJC chairperson Syed Salahuddin, glorious tributes were paid to Haq and it was reiterated that “Kashmir struggle will continue till the last drop of our blood and no one will be allowed to betray the sacred movement.”

In a statement, Syed Salahuddin while addressing the meeting said, “Haq was not only a Hizb Commander but was also a mentor, savant, scholar and spiritual leader. He sacrificed his life for the sacred cause and we are indebted to him.” “His supreme sacrifices have taught us a lesson and God willing no stone would be left unturned to take the mission of martyrs to its logical conclusion.”

While remembering Sofi Mohammad Akbar on his death anniversary, Geelani prayed for peace and “best place in Jannah for him”.

“Sofi Sahab showed courage and firmness in 1975 when he rejected the Indira-Sheikh Accord which was a sell-out of the sacrifices of Kashmiri people,” he said.

“It has been the tragedy of our freedom movement that its leaders first made their careers on this platform and later they misused their attained positions and entered into the power corridors but the Sofi Sahab moved against the tide and adopted the path of true leaders. May Almighty Allah pardon his mistakes and accept his good deeds and grant him the best place in Jannah,” he added.

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