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People like Syed Ali Gilani who influence human thoughts never die

Islamabad, August 30 (KMS): History testifies that those who influence human thoughts and their life remains dedicated to some cause and they sacrifice for freedom never die. Same is the case with Syed Ali Gilani who didn’t die but just disappeared physically and that his thoughts will continue to serve as a beacon of hope for the Kashmiri youth.

Syed Ali Gilani embraced martyrdom under Indian police custody on 01 September 2021 at his residence in Hyderpora, Srinagar. He was kept under continued illegal house arrest for over a decade by Indian forces but they failed to snatch the thought of freedom and resistance away from him, said a report released by the KMS, today.

It said a frail-body Gilani was strongest than over a million personnel of Indian occupied forces, therefore, he remained a symbol of fear for Indian forces even after his physical death who had forcibly taken away the dead body of Syed Ali Gilani for burial at Hyderpora graveyard under heavy military siege at night in violation of the last will of the veteran leader.

The report said as the family was preparing for the last rites of Syed Gilani, a heavy contingent of Indian occupation forces raided his residence in Srinagar, harassed family members and took away Syed Ali Gilani’s body. Indian government was afraid of Gilani’s leadership abilities during his entire life and resorted to the inhuman act even after his death, it added.

It said Indian authorities had put strict restrictions on people’s movement and the whole area was cordoned off. Indian government tried to justify its creel action of burying Syed Ali Gilani as necessary to maintain law and order situation, however people of Kashmir termed it as a blatant act to human rights abuse.

On the other hand, the report maintained that family and other Kashmiri leaders described it as a matter of extreme prejudice against the role of the iconic Kashmiri leader’s struggle for the rights of Kashmiri people. Kashmiri leadership termed it as an Indian effort to punish the Muslim population, it said.

The report said the serious human rights abuse by the Indian government in the case of performing last rites and burial of a 92 years old veteran Kashmiri leader was condemned by Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and covered by important international news agencies and papers like Reuters, Washington Post and France 24. Pakistan also condemned India’s ‘barbaric act’ of snatching Syed Ali Gilani’s body, it said.

All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) has reaffirmed the Kashmiri people’s resolve to continue the mission of the veteran Hurriyat leader, Syed Ali Gilani, and appealed to the people of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) to march towards Hyderpora in Srinagar on 01 September to pay tribute to the icon of the Kashmir resistance movement, Syed Ali Gilani, on his first martyrdom anniversary, it maintained.

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