Kulgam Encounter: Geelani Addresses Funeral From Delhi

Kulgam Encounter: Geelani Addresses Funeral From Delhi

26 December 2012
Greater Kashmir


New Delhi: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani on Tuesday said the Kashmir struggle would continue till the movement is taken to its logical end, “The struggle would continue till the last solider leaves the Kashmir,” said Geelani in a tele-address to hundreds of mourners at Yamrach village in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district from New Delhi. Thousands of people from different areas of Kulgam district attended the funeral procession of two militants, who were slain in an encounter with the armed forces on Monday, at Yamrach village, hometown of the one of the two slain LeT militants: Mudasir Ahmad Sheikh. The other slain militant was a Pakistani national. In his address, Geelani urged the people to safeguard the sacrifices offered the by the martyrs. “We need to take care of these sacrifices and refrain from doing the activities that are detrimental for the interest of ongoing movement,” he said, adding the youth of Kashmir would continue to resist the control of New Delhi it (New Delhi) shuns its stubbornness and declares the state as disputed territory pending final settlement. Referring to the last wish expressed by the slain militant Mudasir Ahmad that his funeral prayers be led by him (Geelani), the amalgam chairman said, “Owing to my ill-health I am currently in Delhi and thus unable to fulfill the last wish of this youth. Besides, the administration too would not have allowed me to offer and attend the last rituals of the slain youth. Probably it would have been impossible for me to attend funeral prayers even if I were in the Valley as the authorities do not even allow me to come out my residence and offer Friday prayers. “ “People who cast their votes and support the pro- India elements are committing the act of treason. Whenever we cast votes for these elements actually we enslave ourselves and the next generations,” Geelani said.