Blood of youth pious as ‘Haram-e-Paak’, says Geelani : Reiterates appeal for election boycott

Srinagar, June 20: (GNS) Paying rich tributes to youth killed in encounter at Pinjora Tral, Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani on Wednesdaysaid “our youth lay their lives to end the age-old slavery of their nation and for right to self-determination”.

According to a statement issued to GNS, Geelani while addressing mourners over phone, paid tributes to slain youth Adil Ahmad Lone and reiterated his pledge to take the movement to its logical end.

“We will never allow anybody 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 detrimental for our movement,” he said.

Hailing the sacrifices rendered by youth, Geelani said that their blood is pious as that of “Haram-e-Paak” and the people who for petty gains barter this blood are betraying nation.

“The development or material gains won’t serve our goal. The state-sponsored tactics won’t deter us from pursuing our mission. Even if they macadamise our roads with gold or silver, still we won’t accept supremacy of India, nor would these measures deter us from pursuing our cherished mission of freedom,” he added.

“Since past 70 years, our nation has rendered unparallel sacrifices, thousands were caged and brutally tortured, properties worth billions razed to ground and looted, and sexual assault and rape used as war weapon,” Geelani said.

Stressing the need of improving strong relation with Almighty Allah, Geelani said, “We need to improve and strengthen our faith in Almighty Allah only and hold fast together to the rope of Allah and be not divided.”

Hurriyat (G) chairman asked youth to remain cautious about the “sinister designs of anti-movement elements”. He expressed his dismay and displeasure over the increasing waywardness in society, saying we need to be vigilant and check the increasing ratio of crime graph in society.

“We are receiving reports that youth even young girls are being summoned by forces. It is extremely humiliating, unbearable and unacceptable,” he said.

Geelani urged people to boycott upcoming elections and asked people to exhibit steadfastness.

He said the participation in these elections 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, adding, “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.” (GNS)

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