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Kashmiris urged to march towards Hyderpora on Sept 1

APHC calls for shutdown, senior jailed leader terms Geelani’s demise great loss for freedom movement

Senior leader of All Parties Hurriyat Conference Nayeem Ahmed Khan urged the people of Kashmir to assemble at Hyderpora, Srinagar, on September 1 to pay homage to Kashmir’s iconic liberation leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani on his first martyrdom anniversary.

In a message from Delhi’s infamous Tihar Jail on Sunday, the incarcerated APHC leader, while highlighting the deceased leader’s matchless sacrifices and role in the Kashmiris’ ongoing struggle, said that Geelani was a fearless leader who championed the Kashmiris’ cause of right to self-determination with great conviction and consistency. “Syed Ali Geelani’s life-long struggle for the Kashmir cause would be written in golden words in the annals of Kashmir’s recent history,” he said.

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“His lifelong unwavering struggle and sacrifice for the cause of Kashmir is indeed a proud legacy that will continue to inspire upcoming generations,” he said, adding that his demise was a great loss for the freedom movement. Recalling his long association with the deceased leader, the APHC leader said: “We endured imprisonment together, worked together for many years to promote the national cause and shared a strong bond of affinity, mutual respect, and drew strength from shared vision to rid our nation from the shackles of Indian occupation.”

Urging the people of Kashmir to assemble at Hyderpora graveyard to pay homage to the great leader on his anniversary, Khan said that it was high time that the people remember national heroes who had lived and died for the freedom of Kashmir. He also urged religious scholars to pay tribute and offer special prayers in mosques for the deceased leader.

All Parties Hurriyat Conference has appealed to the people to observe complete shutdown and massively march towards Hyderpora on September 1. According to Kashmir Media Service, Syed Ali Gilani embraced martyrdom while in custody of Indian police on September 1, last year, at his Hyderpora residence in Srinagar where he was kept under continued house arrest for over a decade.

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The APHC in a statement issued in Srinagar appealed to the freedom-loving people of the territory to observe complete strike and assemble at Hyderpora graveyard to pay homage to the great leader of the Kashmir freedom movement. It urged the Imams and Ulema to pay tributes and offer special prayers in mosques for Syed Ali Gilani.

The Indian forces’ personnel had forcibly taken away the dead body of Syed Ali Geelani for burial at Hyderpora graveyard in Srinagar under heavy military siege in the dark of night in violation of the last will of the veteran leader. Syed Ali Gilani, according to his family, wanted to be buried at Martyrs Graveyard at Eidgah in Srinagar.

All Parties Hurriyat Conference Vice Chairman Ghulam Ahmed Gulzar has said that Geelani was the symbol of resistance and torchbearer of the Kashmir freedom movement in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). According to Kashmir Media Service (KMS), Ghulam Ahmed Gulzar in a statement from Central Jail, Srinagar, said that on first martyrdom anniversary of Geelani on September 1, Kashmiris will observe strike and will march towards his graveyard in Hyderpora to pay homage to the great leader.

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