Geelani transfers property to trust

SRINAGAR; Chairman Tehreek-e-Hurriyat and Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Saturday handed over his immovable properties to an autonomous trust that utilize the assets for the ‘promotion of fundamentals and mission of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat’.

The properties, according to a statement issued by Tehreek Hurriyat, include his official Hyderpora residence, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat office building and Milat Publications.

“It is no more now a private or individual property,” said Geelani, in the statement.  

The names of the trustees, however, have not been made public.

Geelani said that all his actions regarding the cause and aspirations of people should remain transparent and fair.  

“It is unfortunate and a tragedy that our leadership was always exempted from accountability and nobody dared to identify their mistake or ask about their way of functioning, however I wish that me and my organization should fear Almighty Allah and stand for accountability,” He said during a meeting of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat,.

 “I pray to Allah for acceptance of my efforts and absolve shortcomings and weakness and give me strength to stand by the pledge till last breath,” said Geelani.

He said that his approach should be unambiguous and accountability should exist in society and encourage people to examine and ask about our conduct, policy and way of working.

“Tehreek e Hurriyat is not a mere political organization, but a religious origination too and has emerged as a symbol of resistance in the political scenario of Jammu and Kashmir,” said Geelani.

“We have clear stance and we do not believe in changing our statements and stance regarding the Kashmiri issue,” Geelani apprised the meeting.  

Announcing the formation of the trust to manage the property, he said it comprises of a eight member registered body which is authorized to utilize its assets for the promotion of unity, freedom and propagation of Islamic ideology.

Geelani asserted India has turned a deaf ear to aspirations and sacrifices of Kashmiris and it was the stubborn and obstinate approach of India that has created hurdles for the Kashmir resolution. Geelani urged policymakers in Delhi and asked to learn lesson  from history  and asked  review their Kashmir policy.

While commenting over the negotiations between Delhi and Pakistan, Geelani said that these negotiations whether open  or secret, won’t help until the aspiration of people of Jammu and Kashmir are addressed in their real perspective. The people of Kashmir are not saleable commodity nor have they authorized any individual, party or forum to go for an agreement or accord any instrument divergent to their aspiration.

In his appeal for election boycott for up-coming elections, Geelani said that India portrays these election as an consent of people and as alternative for self determination and referendum.

“Vote is trust and we have been guided by Holy Quran to handover it to competent persons,” he said. Referring to the pro-Indian politicians, Geelani said that their hands are smeared with the blood of innocents, and are promoting liquor consumption and waywardness in our society.

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