Hurriyat (G) says Jama’at claims unethical

SRINAGAR: All Parties Hurriyat Conference (G) has described the Jama’at-e-Islami claims on property donated by Syed Ali Gelani to a ‘Milli Trust’ as unethical.

In a statement issued here, a spokesman of the Hurriyat (G) said, the statements issued by JI about the establishment of Milli Trust and the transfer of property to it, are far from reality and have ‘no legal or ethical authority’.

The spokesman said that a meeting of Milli Trust presided over by Syed Ali Geelani at Hyderpora on Tuesday discussed  the objectives and goals of Milli Trust. 

“During the meeting, it was deliberated that the trust will remain active for the sacred goals of Islam, freedom and unity of nation and irrespective of race, colour, religion, language and party interests, will try its level best to serve the people on the basis of brotherhood and humanity.”

The spokesman said that the trust will also try to build a unanimous opinion against the evils in the society and will also continue to do a peaceful jihad against the social evils.

“The meeting lauded Geelani’s decision and said that this historic decision should serve as an example for others and, whosoever has established assets in the name of Kashmir cause, instead of utilizing them for individual and party purposes, should dedicate them for the collective good of nation and people,” the spokesman said adding “it was also discussed that every individual of the nation should have every right to be informed and ask questions about it”

The spokesman said that in the context of freedom struggle in Kashmir, Geelani’s leadership role has become a ‘Muslim reality’ and to consider him in a limited circle was in no way reasonable.

“Not only has Geelani led from the front, but by making public all the possessions on the name of Kashmir cause, he has set a guideline which will help at great level in the future and to implement it will be beneficial for the nation.”

He said that the transfer of property was a historic decision and should be seen as gesture of political character and enlarged contribution.  

The spokesman said that the trust is currently estimating the needs of orphans, helpless, widows and handicapped, and also has an educational policy in pipeline.

The session discussed a plan of construction of a big hall in the name of Allama Iqbal. 

Appealing to the well-off people for their contribution in this regard, Chairman Milli Trust Geelani said that the trust has an extensive plan in mind for which there was dire need of monetary help. “The functioning, dealings, and accounts including the profits and expenses of the trust will be open and clear and everyone has the right to have information about it and at the same time criticise it for its shortcomings,” he said. 

Earlier the Jama’at-e-Islami had taken  exception to Geelani’s move of transferring his official residence to a trust. The party said that the residence was a Jama’at property and only it had the authority to decide its usage. 

JI Central Advisory Council (Markazi Majlis Shoora) chaired by Ameer Jama’at Mohammad Abdullah Wani Monday, pointed out that the Hyderpora residence used by Geelani would remain in his lifelong possession, as decided by the party earlier, but only  Jama’at was authorized to decide about its subsequent use, a statement issued by JI said. 

The JI Council decided that it will take up the matter with Geelani, and will send a delegation to verify the facts regarding  reported transfer.

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