While paying rich tributes to the Muhammad Maqbool Butt on his 32nd martyrdom anniversary, Chairman Hurriyat (G) Syed Ali Geelani Wednesday said that he was a brave and courageous pro-freedom person who wronged the assumptions about the Kashmiri nation and after centuries of slavery he brought them face to face with their enemy. While reiterating his demand of return back of the mortal remains of Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru, Geelani said that India is the only country in the world who denied the dead bodies of the political prisoners to their families and it has further exposed its claim of being a largest democracy. While appealing for complete and statewide shutdown on 11 February, Thursday, Hurriyat (G) Chairman said that the great nations never forget those brave hearts who sacrifice their present for the future of their nation. They are remembered for centuries and their life becomes as source of inspirations for the other people. The pro-freedom leader further said that the best way to pay tributes to Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru is that we should be loyal to that mission and we should carry forward that mission for which these sons of the soil kissed the glows. Geelani said that our nation has paid huge sacrifices for the freedom struggle so far but the most important and sensitive matter is the protection of these sacrifices. Our nation has to control and rectify its mistakes and weaknesses which are harming the mission of our martyrs and which prolong our way to freedom. Geelani said that to attain the goal of freedom and to respect the blood of our martyrs, we have to boycott India and its local agents here and don’t vote or support them on any level or in any way. Unity is the only key to success.
2015 Kashmir Despatch