Srinagar, Jan 1,: Paying glowing tributes to youth slain in Letpora gunfight, Syed Ali Geelani that the youth are sacrificing their precious lives for a greater cause to serve nation and we are duty bound to carry their mission to its logical conclusion”.
Blaming India’s “haughty and stubborn” approach for continuous bloodshed in state, Geelani said: “We are a peaceful nation and frequent incidents of encounters resulting into killing of our youth, is a matter of serious concern to us.”
Syed Ali Geelani said that decades have passed since the Kashmir’s illegal occupation by India but the dispute remains unresolved and while stressing its resolution through right to self-determination, added that India and international community has accepted its disputed nature.
We have sacrificed 6 lakh souls for its resolution and even now youth are laying their lives for its settlement, said Geelani.
He called to safeguard these sacrifices and appealed to boycott upcoming elections.
Meanwhile Tehreek-e-Huriyat leader Bashir Ahmad Qureshi led funeral prayers of slain youth Fardeen Ahmad Khan and expressed his sympathy and condolences with bereaved family.