Geelani addresses Sabzar’s funeral telephonically

“Wounds of Dr. Manan’s martyrdom were still oozing, the deep and sorrowful separation of yet another budding intellectual Dr. Sabzar was inflicted this morning. Such tragic incidents, although part of freedom struggle, are enough to sadden the whole nation,” said the chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani on Wednesday.

Geelani, according to a statement issued to GNS on Wednesday telephonically addressed the people assembled to offer Nimaz-e-Jinaza (funeral prayers) of the slain militant commander and his close associate Asif Ahmad.

In his address, Geelani said the Kashmir conflict has engulfed more than three generations and is still threatening the future of the fourth one.

“India forcefully and deceitfully occupied this territory in 1947 and since then we are fighting it back with whatever resources we have,” he said.

“On every occasion throughout the long torturous spell of political, economic and social uncertainty, we have conveyed loud and clear to the oppressor, that you may be able to cage us, physically chain us, mentally torture us, emotionally break us or even kill us in cold blood, but you can never succeed to force us to submission,” Geelani added.

He said our generation next is fully conscious of the hazards and ill effects of slavery and they are on the forefront of the struggle to liberate their land.


Hurriyat (G) chairman said that the “commitment and unparalleled sacrifices” of our youth put a huge obligation and responsibility on not only leaders but common people as well.

Geelani appealed to youth to strictly follow the glorious path of Quran and Sunnah, have unity and discipline, not fall prey to sectarian conflicts and honestly and sincerely contribute to the ongoing movement in whatever way they can. (GNS)

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