So Long as ‘Tehreek-e-Hurriyat’ Exists, There will be No Leadership Crisis: Syed Ali Geelani



Syed Ali Geelani
Syed Ali Geelani

Terming the “Tehreek-e-Hurriyat” (TeH) as a “most disciplined and strongest organization” with a “clear stand in the freedom struggle of Kashmir”, Chairman Hurriyat Conference (g) and Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Syed Ali Geelani Monday issued special directions to the central as well as district officials of the party to specify 1st fifteen days of the month of April for the membership drive of the party so that more and more people especially youths could get into the party fold and work for the Kashmir cause.

He said that “Tehreek-e-Hurriyat” is although a cadre based organization spread at length and breadth of the state but the “need of the time is to make this party larger, stronger and more proactive and it needs a special and immediate attention”.

Explaining the history of the TeH, Geelani in a statement to KNS from New Delhi said, “this party was created in 2004 not an addition to the already dozens of the organizations and nor was it created by-the-way or due to any hobby but it was the time when the freedom struggle of the Kashmiri nation witnessed a crucial phase and its future seemed uncertain and bleak at that time. It was the time when Pakistan’s president, which has always supported the Right to Self Determination of the Kashmiris on moral, diplomatic and political fronts, ignoring the national policy of Pakistan on Kashmir had suggested Four Point Formula which was quite contrary to the sacrifices, wishes and aspirations of the Kashmiri nation.”

“Some voices were also raised from the Jammu & Kashmir in the support of this formula and General Pervaiz was also tagged as Messiah, Geelani said.

He said, “at that time I was sure that India and General Pervaiz Musharraf are jointly going to bury the Kashmir issue and no forum containing different organizations who are north and south poles in their thinking can stop this thing to happen.”

“At this crucial stage, I decided to establish such an organization which will have a clear and unambiguous stand on Kashmir issue, which can work on ground level and is present in every village, town and city of the state,” he added.

“The half decade work and struggle of the Tehreek-e-Islami proved very beneficial for us in this regard and this revolutionary thought helped us in making the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat for which Tehreek-e-Islami had struggled very hard in the Kashmir. This thought was not now limited to the few thousand souls but it had shift to a generation by inheritance,” Geelani maintained.  “This new generation became Tehreek-e-Hurriyat and spread to every nock and corner of Kashmir.”

Syed Ali Geelani said that the Indian government and the state administration though are persecuting and prosecuting the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat from the very first day of its creation and its members and affiliates are subjected to worst kind of oppression and are often detained under the black and inhuman laws but despite all this the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat is moving ahead with determination and courage and its experienced and trained leaders and activists are firm like a rock on their stand.

Geelani further said that with the grace of Almighty Allah “there will be no leadership crisis as long as this organization exists and it will continue its journey till the Kashmiri nation achieves its goal of freedom”.

“My desire and my efforts will be that Tehreek-e-Hurriyat will reach every nock and corner of the Jammu & Kashmir state and its activists reach every door step of the state with the message of Islam, Azaadi (Freedom) and Ithaad-i-Millat (Unity of Muslims). When it will happen, the Indian state terrorism could no long suppress the freedom struggle of the Kashmiris and it will take no time to the dawn of freedom to reach us,” Geelani said.


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