Syed Ali Geelani presided over the executive body meeting of Tehreek-e-Huriyat at his Hyderpora residence-cum-office. All executive members participated & and unanimously a resolution was adopted and an amendment was passed. The tenure for chairman and executive was extended for one year.
keeping in view the consultative & democratic setup, elections to executive council and office bearers are held after every three years and as per schedule the elections to the body was scheduled on August 2016, however were differed due to unavoidable circumstances & people’s uprising.
To facilitate the smooth, function a resolution was moved by general secretary Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, in which it was suggested to extend the tenure of chairman and its executive body. The move was supported by all members and latter amendment in this regard was permitted.
In a unanimous voice, all members requested Syed Ali Geelani & executive council to continue & lead party.
Syed Ali Geelani in his presidential address said that Tehreek-e-Huriyat is not mere an organisation but a movement and a revolution. We are striving against Indian occupation, unification among Muslim & adoration of Islam, said Syed Ali Geelani.
Syed Ali Geelani said the social, political and religious aspects of Tehreek-e Huriyat are unique and since its inception presented unparalleled sacrifices. Our party activists during detentions are exhibiting exemplary persistence in jails and interrogation centres, said Syed Ali Geelani.
Huriyat conference spokesman, Ayaz Akbar while denouncing the rumours of strike call, said that people must not pay heed to rumours. “We have not called for any shutdown, he said.
Meanwhile Spokesman Ayaz Akbar said such announcement are made by resistance leadership & as such people will be informed through media.
Reacting to the statement of Indian Army chief, General Bipin Rawat, wherein he has said that freedom of Jammu and Kashmir is inconceivable and called for dealing harshly with people protesting during operations against Kashmiri freedom-fighters, Chairman Huriyat Conference, Syed Ali Geelani said it is nothing but their power of arrogance and it illustrates their tyrannical mindset. Saturday, Syed Ali Geelani said that it proved that India is an autocratic state that believes in its military might & are desperate to supress the freedom sentiments of people in state.
Terming the approach of Indian leaders unrealistic, Syed Ali Geelani said that their shrived policies has never helped in past nor it will deliver any good in future. The people are striving for freedom and pursuing their right to self-determination. They are not thoughtless instead people believing in military might and those who believe that they can deter us from our mission are living in fool’s paradise.
Suggesting army chief to learn a lesson from his predecessors, Syed Ali Geelani said that they have admitted that Jammu & Kashmir is a political issue and denied it being a law and order problem.
Referring to statement of ex-army chief General Huda, Syed Ali Geelani said that he during his tenure & after his superannuation, admitted that Kashmir is political issue and rejected the idea of using harsh measures for its resolution.
Syed Ali Geelani, while commenting over the statement of Gen Rawat, said that it is simply a routine practice to appease their top political stalwarts as he was promoted out of turn.
Syed Ali Geelani said that Kashmir is not a law and order problem and nor it can be resolved through military might.
We are striving for its resolution since last seventy years and world community acknowledges its historical background. Three full-fledged wars between two countries were fought, said Syed Ali Geelani and even now people in south Asia are facing harsh difficulties because of this burning issue.
The stubborn approach of Indian authorities is creating hurdles in its peaceful resolution, said Syed Ali Geelani
Syed Ali Geelani said that those serving armies come from poor families to earn their livelihood however authorities in Delhi and General Rawat like officers use them as a fodder to serve their political interests.
Syed Ali Geelani in his statement suggested General Rawat and his masters to accept ground realities, honour people’s aspirations. Geelani asked to shun their colonial and autocratic approach and said that it will pave way for peaceful resolution of Kashmir issue.