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Geelani visits hometown after 8 years

'My residence has been changed into prison'


Srinagar, Nov 15 (KNS): After a long pause of 8 years Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani visited his home town Duroo, Sopore to condole the demise of his eldest son-in-law Gh. Hassan Makhdoomi.
Consoling the children of deceased and his elder daughter, amongst thousands of mourners, he said that occupation authorities, with a heavy heart has let him come to this place after about 8 years.
Speaking at the occasion, he said that I have been confined in the four walls of my house since 2010 with a large contingent of police and CRPF. My residence has actually been changed into a prison, where every visitor is frisked and searched so minutely that people including our relatives are reluctant to visit us.
Speaking on the final fate of every life, Hurriyat (G) chairman said that every live object has to meet this destiny and nobody, even most powerful individuals, with all their might and wisdom have to take this eternal journey. No human irrespective of his faith and religion, cast and creed can deny death, but we as Muslims have faith that our permanent and unending span of life starts with the leaving this temporary life, and believers of Almighty Allah always seek His blessings to combat any suffering or hardship and try to face them with courage and bravery.
Deliberating about the prevailing situation in the valley, he said that our pious and sacred movement demands utmost unity, dedication, oneness and sincerity as a nation and we in no way can afford to compromise with the holy blood of our martyrs for pretty personnel gains, no matter how big and mighty they are!
Referring to the historical background of Kashmir issue, Pro-freedom leader said that I have always reaffirmed my stand that we never demanded any legitimate piece of land from India, but only demands our basic and birth right, i.e. right to self-determination  promised by the Indian leaders with global witness and world guarantee. Instead of addressing our genuine demands our illegal and forced occupier always tries to crush us with military might, but our resolve and unparalleled sacrifices have proved it beyond doubt that this arrogant mindset has miserably failed to kill our emotions and dilute our vigor for freedom.
He said that Indian denial mode has consumed our three generations and is threatening the global peace and stability by its arrogant attitude.
Requesting youth to abstain from immoral and unsocial activities, Geelani sahab said that our resourceful and hypocratic enemy’s strategy to destroy and cripple us and appealed the young generation to abide by Islamic teachings and get to nerves of the oppressed so that it never succeeds in its nefarious designs.
After the event, people said goodbye to their leaders with throat aching slogans Islam and Azadi.
It is pertinent to mention that eldest son-in-law of Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Geelani, Ghulam Hassan makhdoomi died after a brief illness 2 days ago. General Secretary Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Amir Hamza also spoke on the occasion and prayed for deported soul. (KNS) 

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