Be cautious about ‘sinister designs of anti-movement elements’, Geelani asks youth

Srinagar, Sep 17: Chairman APHC (G) Syed Ali Geelani on Monday paid rich tributes to slain militants of Kulgam Qazigund, and addressed the mourners over telephone, a spokesperson of the amalgam said.

“Our youth lay their lives to end the age-old slavery of their nation and for right to self-determination,” Geelani, according to a statement issued to GNS said.

“We will never allow any body to barter with the precious blood of martyrs. We need to be aware of this and we are duty bound to safeguard their sacrifices and should desist from such activities which prove harmful for our movement,” he added.

Hailing the “sacrifices” rendered by youth, APHC (G) chairman said, “Their blood is precious than Haram-e-Paak and the people who bargain these sacrifices for their personal gains are those traitors who betray their milli interests and will definitely get punished for such deeds in hereafter.”

He further said that “aggressive measures by occupying forces, luring the youth with jobs, perks and privileges will never succeed in deterring us from pursuing our cause”.

“For the last 71 years, our nation has rendered unparalleled sacrifices, thousands were caged and brutally tortured, properties worth billions razed to ground and looted, and sexual assault and rape used as war weapon, but India has not been able to suppress our emotions with this brutality,” Geelani said.

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He asked youth to remain cautious about the “sinister designs of anti-movement elements” and urged people to boycott upcoming elections, exhibit steadfastness and keep away from these “sham” elections.

He said participation in these elections is tantamount to “treason with the blood of martyrs”. “Indian authorities are misleading world community by portraying people’s participation in elections as a verdict in their favour,” he said.

“It is prerequisite to convey a strong message to world community that we pursue a cherished mission of freedom and in no way, justify, defend or favour these elections,” Geelani said.

Appealing people to boycott every election, APHC (G) chairman said, “It provides Indian leadership an opportunity for changing the demography and discourse of Jammu and Kashmir, state subject law and economic exploitation. The people who participate in these elections are not sincere and they just play with the sentiments of the people for their petty gains.”

Meanwhile, on the directions Syed Ali Geelani, a high level delegation headed by APHC (G) general secretary Gh Nabi Sumji which included Rafiq Ahmad Ganie, Yasmeen Raja, Gazi Manzoor, Arshad Ahmad, Ashiq Hussain and Sajad Ahmad visited the residences of the slain militants of Kulgam Qazigund and paid rich tributes to them.

Addressing the gathering, the Hurriyat leaders while condoling and consoling the families of the slain urged the people to “rise to the occasion and safeguard the sacrifices of our martyrs by observing a complete election boycott”.

Meanwhile, paying tributes to Aijaz Dar on his 30th anniversary, Syed Ali Geelani said that “he was a great warrior and a frontline solider in freedom movement”.

Geelani also prayed for speedy recovery of ailing Haji GM Dar, father of the slain commander, the statement said. (GNS)