IIOJK in focus

Pledge to continue Syed Ali Gilani’s mission

  • UN urged to depute emissaries on IIOJK

Srinagar, August 28 (KMS): The All Parties Hurriyat Conference leaders— Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan and Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar —have reaffirmed the Kashmiri people’s resolve to continue the mission of the veteran Hurriyat leader, Syed Ali Gilani, through thick and thin.

Shabbir Ahmad Shah and Nayeem Ahmad Khan in their messages from New Delhi’s Tihar Jail and Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar from Srinagar’s Central Jail reiterated the call for the march towards Hyderpora in Srinagar on Thursday, September 01, to pay tributes to the iconic freedom leader on his first martyrdom anniversary. They urged people to observe complete shutdown on the day. The incarcerated APHC leaders appealed to the imams and ulema to memorize matchless sacrifices of the martyred leader and offer special prayers on the occasion. The leaders said that Syed Ali Gilani was an epitome of honesty and integrity who never compromised on his principled stand throughout his life.

Syed Ali Gilani embraced martyrdom in the custody of Indian police on September 1, last year, at his Hyderpora residence in Srinagar. Indian army shamelessly snatched his body and secretly buried him under heavy military siege in the dark of night, which was a reckless display of fascism that has virtually taken over India today.

With Pakistan and India are going to clash in Asia Cup at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, today; Indian police and agencies are instructed to keep a close watch on social media posts of Kashmiri students studying in different institutions inside India during and after the match. Last year in October, many students from IIOJK were arrested for hailing Pakistan cricket team on social media after Pakistan defeated India by 10 wickets.

Senior APHC-AJK leader Muhammad Farooq Rehmani in a statement issued in Islamabad urged the United Nations to focus on the prevailing tragedy unfolding in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir and depute its representatives to assess the situation through holding meetings with Hurriyat leaders in different jails.

Meanwhile, a group of as many as 134 former Indian civil servants have written an open letter to the Chief Justice of India, Uday Umesh Lalit, asking him to quash the Gujarat government’s order granting premature release to 11 persons convicted for the murder of 14 persons and gang rape of Bilkis Bano, during 2002 anti-Muslim riots in the Indian state.

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