Gilani asks Delhi to give space to Hurriyet politics in IHK
Srinagar, February 28, 2013 (PPI-OT): The veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani has asked New Delhi to give space to Hurriyet politics in occupied Kashmir and added that the hanging of Muhammad Afzal Guru was a big lesson and source of inspiration for the Kashmiris.
Syed Ali Gilani talking to media men in Srinagar from New Delhi said, “My health has been fluctuating due to continued house arrest since February 9.. “The first 30 hours of detention were very strict as policemen stayed inside my room. I am feeling suffocated by not being even allowed to move out of the room.”
The veteran leader said the execution of Guru is a big lesson for the people of Kashmir. “His sacrifice had a message which he wrote in his last letter. So we have to carry on our one-point agenda- to seek return of Guru’s body,” he said. He added Hurriyet and the people of Kashmir have to remember Guru’s sacrifice and fight for the return of his body.”
On the joint strategy adopted by Hurriyet leaders in occupied Kashmir, Gilani said that it was good that a consensus on one-point agenda – return of Guru and Maqbool Butt’s bodies has been evolved
Commenting on his meetings with NC Member Parliament G N Ratanpuri, he said: “He was not allowed when he came to meet me first time. And when he met me, he tried to give me a lecture that we need economic freedom and other things so that our youth could prosper.
I told him that after massacre of 500,000 Muslims in Jammu in 1947, Sheikh Abdullah should not have supported Maharaja Hari Singh for accession and later entered into 1975 Accord. I told him we are suffering for the mistakes committed by Sheikh Abdullah.”
He criticised the IHK authorities, especially the puppet Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, for directing the police to arrest leaders of Tehreek-e-Hurriyet and other Hurriyet leaders and activists. He said:. “All leaders and youth should be released immediately.
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