Don’t support mainstream politicians: Geelani to people

Addresses condolence meet of Zeenat-ul-Islam over phone

Srinagar, Publish Date: Jan 17 2019 12:39AM | Updated Date: Jan 17 2019 12:39AM
Don’t support mainstream politicians: Geelani to peopleFile Photo

Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Wednesday asked the people not to support the mainstream politicians. 

In a statement here Geelani said, “The deceitful slogans of development, prosperity or material gains can never be a substitute for Right to Self Determination,” Geelani said while addressing mourners telephonically who had assembled at the native village of slain Al Badr commander Zeenat-ul-Islam in Shopian. 

“History stands testimony to the fact that no power on earth, no matter how cruel and barbaric that be, no matter how prolonged it may be has ever succeeded in curbing the freedom sentiments of any nation and every oppressor has a definite and tragic end if fought with unity, sincerity and dedication. Our oppressor has crossed every limit and every degree of brutality to subjugate us,” said Geelani. 

“We are duty bound to safeguard the sacrifices and should desist from such activities which prove detrimental for our movement,” he said.

He said, “Election and the multi faced politicians pose as our saviors to fetch them votes in the name of roads, electricity and water, but in reality they are the people who strengthen the unholy bond of slavery. So was as whole nation should desist from extending any support to them.”

Geelani said, “Our movement has become so precious that no perk and privilege can compel us for any compromise. The people in general and youth in particular need to strengthen our faith and protect our civil, social, religious and human liberties, avoid misdeeds and nourish the Islamic culture in our homes and society without indulging in sectarian hatred and social evils.”

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