NA pays tributes to veteran Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Gilani

Islamabad, September 17 (KMS): The National Assembly on Friday unanimously passed a resolution, paying glowing tributes to the relentless and valiant struggle of the veteran Kashmiri Hurriyat leader, Syed Ali Gilani for the right to self-determination of Kashmiri people.

The resolution, moved by Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan, expressed deep grief and sorrow over the death of iconic leader of the Kashmir freedom movement.

The resolution recognized that the late leader devoted all his life for the freedom movement and always raised voice for the rights of oppressed Kashmiris and against the Indian atrocities. Syed Ali Gilani gave further impetus to the freedom movement by facing all sorts of oppression including incarceration, it added.

The House noted that the famous words of Syed Ali Gilani that ‘Hum Pakistani Hain Aur Pakistan Hamara Hai’ (We are Pakistani and Pakistan is ours) became a unanimous slogan of Kashmiri nation. His life is a beacon of light for the Kashmiri youth.

The house strongly condemned the repressive Indian regime for snatching the body of Syed Ali Gilani from his family, denying him the proper burial as per the Muslim traditions and lodging fake cases against the bereaved family. It demanded of the international community, especially the Muslim Ummah, to stop India from such cheap tactics.

The House expressed the confidence that the Kashmiri people will succeed in their just struggle for securing their right to self-determination.

At the outset, the house offered fateha for the departed souls of Syed Ali Gilani and Balochistan’s former Chief Minister, Sardar Ataullah Mengal.