Kashmiris’ resolve to continue Syed Ali Gilani’s mission reiterated


Srinagar, August 31 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations paying rich tribute to martyred veteran Hurriyat leader, Syed Ali Gilani, have reiterated the Kashmiris’ resolve to continue his mission till it reached its logical conclusion.

Syed Ali Gilani throughout his life championed the right to self-determination of the people of Jammu and Kashmir and advocated the settlement of the Kashmir dispute in line with the UN resolutions and the Kashmiris’ aspirations.

Incarcerated senior leader of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, in a statement issued in Srinagar said the people of IIOJK will always remember Syed Ali Gilani’s commitment, dedication and contribution in the ongoing struggle for Kashmiris’ right to self-determination. Gilani sahib dedicated his whole life for the Kashmiri people and their right to self-determination, he said.

The Mirwaiz said the people of IIOJK will carry on their freedom struggle despite Indian state terrorism. India has turned IIOJK into a huge prison where every right of the people has been usurped, he said, adding that the international community must help the Kashmiris in this situation.

Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party, headed by illegally detained Shabbir Ahmad Shah, in a statement in Srinagar said Syed Ali Gilani’s peerless contribution and indomitable role in the Kashmiris’ ongoing struggle for right to self-determination will always be remembered. It said unwavering and untiring services of the veteran leader for the Kashmir cause will be remembered for a long time in the annals of Kashmir history. It said, Syed Ali Gilani was a fearless leader who took an uncompromising stance on the Kashmir dispute and became a voice for the voiceless Kashmiris and he never compromised on his cherished ideals.

The DFP maintained that jails, house arrest and torture could not deter the veteran leader from pursing the collective cause of freedom for which Kashmiris have rendered matchless sacrifices. It added that the Kashmiri people will continue the mission of Syed Ali Gilani and other martyrs till they achieve their goal of freedom from Indian illegal occupation.

The DFP reaffirmed its support to APHC’s call for the march towards Hyderpora in Srinagar, tomorrow. It urged the people of IIOJK to assemble in huge numbers at Syed Ali Gilani’s grave at Hyderpora to pay their homage to the deceased leader who devoted his entire life for the Kashmir cause.

APHC leaders including Khadim Hussain, Sibte Shabbir Qummi, Chaudhry Shaheen Iqbal, Hakeem Abdul Rasheed, Ghulam Nabi War, Muhammad Aqib, Abdul Samad Inqilabi, and Javed Ahmad Mir in their statements issued in Srinagar termed Syed Ali Gilani as a towering personality who fought for Kashmiris’ right to self-determination all along his life. They said that the veteran leader faced Indian wrath for demanding the freedom of Jammu and Kashmir from India’s illegal occupation and its accession to Pakistan but never surrendered this cause. The leaders pointed out that Syed Ali Gilani had foreseen the Indian conspiracies, machinations and intrigues against Kashmir and Kashmiris. They said that the people of Kashmir will take the mission of their great leader to its logical conclusion, despite Indian brutalities.

Meanwhile, APHC-AJK chapter leaders, Mushtaq Ahmad, Syed Manzoor Ahmad Shah, Syed AIjaz Rehmani, Raja Raja Khadim Hussain Shaheen and Altaf Ahmad Butt in their statements issued in Islamabad said that Syed Ali Gilani was a figure of greatness and courage and a symbol of steadfastness against oppression and tyranny. They said Syed Ali Gilani is not the name of a person but an ideology, a movement. They maintained that the veteran leader’s struggle, courage and sacrifices will continue to inspire the oppressed and weak nations of the world whose freedom has been taken away by big countries. They added that Syed Ali Gilani’s mission and ideals are alive and will remain alive and he will be remembered as a great leader of the past and present century.

The APHC-AJK leaders also urged the international community and world human rights organizations to force India to stop its state terrorism in IIOJK and to give the Kashmiris their right to self-determination.

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