Iconic leader Syed Ali Gilani’s first martyrdom anniversary; APHC announces to observe complete shutdown on Sep 01
Vice Chairman APHC Shabbir Shah urges Kashmiris to observe complete shutdown on September 01
SRINAGAR ( Web News )
In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, incarcerated All Parties Hurriyat Conference Vice Chairman Ghulam Ahmed Gulzar has said that Iconic leader Syed Ali Gilani was the symbol of resistance and torchbearer of the Kashmir freedom movement.
Ghulam Ahmed Gulzar in a statement from Central Jail, Srinagar, said that on first martyrdom anniversary of Syed Ali Gilani on September 1, Kashmiris will observe strike and will march towards his graveyard in Hyderpora to pay homage to the great leader.
He said that the people of Kashmir would also renew their pledge that the mission of the veteran Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Gilani and other martyrs of the freedom movement will be accomplished at any cost.
He appealed to the people to demonstrate unity and follow the calendar of APHC in letter and spirit. He said the best way to pay tribute to the martyrs is to carry forward their mission. He said teachings, struggle and sacrifice of Syed Ali Gilani is a model for the oppressed Kashmiris to follow.
Ghulam Ahmed Gulzar said that Syed Ali Gilani was kept under house arrest and was deprived of all basic freedoms and facilities which resulted in his martyrdom. Many other leaders like Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai were kept in jail and finally murdered according to a well-conceived plan, he lamented.
He also expressed concern over the plight of illegally detained Hurriyat leaders and activists and said India is conspiring to rot them in jails and assassinate them one by one.
He appealed to the international community to come forward and rescue the Kashmiris from Hindutva terrorism raging in the disputed region.
Meanwhile, APHC AJK chapter leader Muhammad Sultan Butt in a statement in Islamabad paid glowing tributes to Syed Ali Gilani and said that his struggle and sacrifices would always be remembered in history.
He urged the Kashmiris living in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan and abroad to hold protest rallies and demonstrations on the martyrdom anniversary of Syed Ali Gilani and draw the attention of the international community towards their plight.
The All Parties Hurriyat Conference incarcerated Vice Chairman, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, has urged the people of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) to observe complete shutdown on September 01 and march towards Hyderpora in Srinagar to pay tributes to the iconic freedom leader, Syed Ali Gilani on his first martyrdom anniversary.
Shabbir Ahmed Shah, who also heads the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party, in a message from Tihar jail, highlighting the martyred leader’s peerless contribution and his indomitable role in the Kashmiris’ ongoing struggle for right to self-determination, said that Syed Ali Gilani was an epitome of honesty and integrity who devoted his entire life for the Kashmir cause.
Recalling his years long association with Gilani, he said, “I have had an honour and privilege to work with Gilani Sahib, we endured imprisonments together, he was truly an iron man of Kashmir who never compromised on his principled stance on Kashmir dispute despite going through trials and tribulations at the hands of the Indian authorities.”
He said that Syed Ali Gilani would be remembered forever in the history of Kashmir as a hero who championed the Kashmiris’ legitimate cause with utmost courage and fearlessness. “During his life-long struggle Gilani Sahib along with his family has suffered immense hardships”, Shabbir Shah said, adding that Gilani was imprisoned, tortured and vilified and subjected to house detention for over a decade but he stood firm as a rock in the face of immense adversity.
“Gilani Sahib is no longer with us but the legacy he had left behind will continue to guide and inspire Kashmir’s present and incoming generations”, he said and added that it was unfortunate that the Indian occupation authorities refused to give him a public funeral.
“Shameless snatching of Geelani Sahib’s body followed by secret burial was a reckless display of fascism that has virtually taken over India today”, he said. He appealed to the people of Kashmir to assemble at Hyderpora graveyard to pay homage to the great leader of the Kashmir freedom movement. He also urged the imams and ulema to pay tributes and offer special prayers in mosques for the martyred leader.