The separatist leader and chairman Hurriyat (G), Syed Ali Geelani Thursday telephonically address “thousands of people” taking part in funeral prayers of slain militant Mohammad Altaf Baba of Aglar Pakherpora, who got “martyred” in an encounter with Indian troops at Yachgoch Keller and paid glowing tributes to Baba.
“The best way to pay the homage to martyrs is to carry their mission of independence for Islam to its logical end by continuing the struggle for getting rid of Indian military occupation from Jammu and Kashmir,” the separatist leader said.
Geelani said that it is ironic that on one side people take part in funeral prayers of these martyrs raising pro freedom slogans and on another side, they participate in the gatherings and meetings of pro Indian and anti-movement parties like NC, PDP, Congress and others, who are the “real murderers” of these young “warriors”.
“Not only this, people also vote for them, and once they come in power, India exploits their action by sending a message at international level that ‘by voting, Kashmiri people have shown their faith in so-called Indian democracy’,” he said.
So the best way, Geelani said, is to remember and give due respect to the “holy blood of martyrs” and completely “boycott” the next elections.
Meanwhile, Geelani paid his tributes on the “martyrdom” of another youth, Mohammad Abbas Nengroo of Hanjan Bala Rajpora in the Yachgoch encounter.