Geelani Not Allowed To Attend ‘Pakistan Day’

SRINAGAR: On the eve of ‘Pakistan Day’, All Parties Hurriyat Conference chairperson, Syed Ali Geelani, and other resistance leaders were invited by Pakistan to attend function at its High Commission in Delhi, however, J&K government authorities didn’t allow leaders to attend said event.

While terming these arbitrary measures as “frustration of authorities”, Hurriyat Conference spokesperson said, “it is a routine exercise to attend these function, however baring leadership is extremely strange and uncalled.”

The spokesperson said that Syed Ali Geelani continues to be under house arrest besides Shabir Ahmad Shah, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, Ayaz Akbar, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Raja Meraj ud Din, Mohammad Ashraf Laya and Omar Adil Dar were placed under house detention or are lodged in police stations.

Meanwhile, Hurriyat Conference (G) leader and National Front chief, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, was arrested by police at Srinagar airport when he was on his way to New Delhi today to take part in Pakistan Day celebrations at Pakistan High Commission tomorrow.

The resistance leader was taken to Police Station Saddar where he detained.

Pakistan ‘Centre of Hope For Muslim ‘Ummah’: Geelani

 Hurriyat patriarch, Syed Ali Geelani, on Wednesday termed Pakistan as “centre of hope” for Muslim ‘Ummah’.

“The country was a great blessing for Muslims,” he said.

While greeting the government of Pakistan, Pakistan Army and the people of Pakistan on the Pakistan Resolution Day, Geelani said, “the country has a political importance in the Muslim world and this country is centre of hope not only for the Sub-continent but for the whole Muslim Ummah.”

“Unparalleled sacrifices were presented for its creation and Pakistan has proven to be a great blessing for the Muslims and we should thank Almighty Allah for that,” octogenrain Geelani said in a statement.

He said that the “blessing day” of 23 March is such an important day when a resolution was passed for creation of separate nation for the Muslims some 77 years back and it is a dream realized when “forces like Sangh Parivar were opposing and spreading their venomous[SN1] [SN2]  dogma against its creation”.

“It was the time when this kind of thinking was considered as impossible and the fanatic communal forces were harshly opposing this move but the determination of the leadership succeeded in creation of a paradise like resort for those aspiring to see their dream come true,” said Hurriyat Conference chief.

“Creation of Pakistan has changed the discourse of history,” said Geelani adding, “this is the only Muslim country in the world which openly supports the right to self-determination of Kashmiris and helps them on political, diplomatic and moral levels. Geelani said that is the reason that people of Kashmir are extremely thankful to them for that they love and pray for its prosperity.”

Hailing Pakistan for its unflinching support for “Kashmir cause”, Geelani said, “Pakistan has been established on ideology instead of geography and every Pakistani should realize their duty to safeguard its fundamentals and ideology.”

The All Parties Hurriyat Conference chairperson in his appeal to people of Pakistan asked to work for the prosperity of the nation and serve and respect minorities in that country.

He stressed for cordial relation between Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan and said, “best relation between these countries will lead the region to overall stability, peace, development and progress.”


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