Militant Killing: Geelani Pays Tributes to Slain Youth, Condemns Police Action



Syed Ali Geelani
Syed Ali Geelani

All Parties Hurriyat Conference (g) chairperson Syed Ali Geelani Tuesday paid rich tributes to slain Sajad Ahmad Bhat who was killed in an encounter with security forces in Zakura last night.

Geelani said, “the youth are sacrificing their ‘today’ for the ‘tomorrow’ of their nation. The youth are choosing this path because of the rigidity and stubbornness of India.”

In a statement issued this afternoon he said, “these brave hearts of our nation are leaving with a message to the youth that they should carry forward their mission and never compromise over this sacred cause.”

On the directions of Geelani, Hurriyat leaders Peer Saifullah, Raja Mehraj-ud-din, Yasmeen Raja, Bashir Ahmad Qurashi, Mehraj-ud-din Rabbani and Umar Adil Dar participated in the funeral prayers of the martyred youth in Zewan.

He lashed out at the police forces for “using force to keep the people away from the funeral prayers of Sajad”.

Meanwhile, police Tuesday morning placed Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Secretary General Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, APHC Provincial President Nayeem Ahmad Khan and Chief Organizer APHC Altaf Ahmad Shah under house arrest.

Geelani strongly condemned the use of alleged “excessive force and violence by the police on the funeral procession of and said that on the one hand they are killing our children and on the other hand we are not allowed to mourn the deaths of our loved ones”.

Meanwhile, in a statement issued by his party, Nayeem Ahmad Khan was detained by police in his house early this morning “hence not allowing him to go to Zewan to attend the Nimaz-e-Jinaza of Shaheed Sajad Ahmad Bhat”

Khan said, “martyrs are the real assets of on-going movement as they are resisting against a big military power. India is not considering the political rights of Kashmiri people which has compelled our youth to take the path of militancy otherwise Kashmiri people are known for their peaceful mind set.”

Khan, who is Jammu head of Hurriyat Conference (g), while paying tributes to slain Sajad Ahmad Bhat said, “he like all the martyrs preferred martyrdom on surrender. Martyrs are laying down their lives for a great cause leaving a big responsibility upon us to safeguard those sacrifices.”

Khan stressed upon New Delhi that “if it wants to end the bloodshed in Kashmir it must recognize the just political demand of Kashmiri people which are backed by international promises and commitments”.

Terming that Kashmir dispute has endangered the peace in South Asia, Khan added that the dispute must be resolved according to the United Nation resolutions passed from time to time.


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