Urdu statement is enclosed herewith

Press Release

Srinagar, May 20, 2019: Paying rich tributes to the Shaheed-e-Hurriyat Khawaja Ab. Gani Lone and Mirwaiz Moulana Mohammad Farooq on their respective anniversaries, All Parties Hurriyat Conference chairman, Syed Ali Geelani said that both the leaders played a glaring role for the ongoing movement for right to self-determination.

Recalling his personal relation with both the leaders, Hurriyat chairman said that he always treated them as younger brothers. They had immense leadership qualities and had dedicated their lives for the sacred cause of freedom movement.

While memorizing their valuable contributions for the ongoing movement, he expressed his hope that their followers and fans shall lead their mission with zeal and zest and stand as a mountains against those who are hell-bent to exploit their sacrifices for their petty interests.

Terming Moulana farooq as an Islamic scholar and great orator and Ab. Gani Lone a seasoned politician and a statesman Hurriyat chairman urged the people to observe a complete shutdown on May 21, 2019 and make “Eidgah Chaloo” programe a grand success to commemorate their martyrdom.

Pro-freedom leader paid his tributes and reverence to all those martyrs who have sacrificed their honour, wealth and precious lives for the ongoing freedom movement since 1931.

He also expressed his hope that the pro-freedom people of Kashmir shall remain vigilant to safeguard their exemplary sacrifices and shall not allow anybody sellout for petty political gains and shall rise to the occasion against oppressive and suppressive methods of Indian barbarism.

Press and Publicity Division