Ali Gilani’s thoughts still ray of hope for Kashmiri youth

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Syed Ali Geelani, leader of the hardline faction of Indian administered Kashmir's main separatist alliance the All Parties Hurriyat (Freedom) Conference (APHC) addresses a press confrence at his residence on the outskirts of Srinagar, on June 3, 2008. A top Kashmiri separatist accused India of preventing him from attending Sikh separatist commemorations of the army's storming of Amritsar's Golden Temple in 1984. Geelani said he had hoped to become the first Kashmiri separatist to attend the annual commemorations on June 4 but that he had been put under house arrest since June 1. AFP PHOTO/ Rouf BHAT (Photo credit should read ROUF BHAT/AFP/Getty Images)

History testifies that those who influenced human thoughts and their life remained dedicated to some cause and they sacrificed for freedom never died, same is the case with Syed Ali Gilani who didn’t die but just disappeared physically and that his thoughts will continue to remain a beacon of hope for the Kashmiri youth.

Syed Ali Gilani embraced martyrdom under Indian police custody on 01 September 2021 at his residence in Hyderpora, Srinagar.

He was kept under continued illegal house arrest for over a decade by Indian forces but they failed to snatch the thought of freedom and resistance away from him, said a report released by the KMS.

It said a frail-body Gilani was strongest than over a million personnel of Indian occupied forces, therefore, he remained a symbol of fear for Indian forces even after his physical death who had forcibly taken away the dead body of Syed Ali Gilani for burial at Hyderpora graveyard under heavy military siege at night in violation of the last will of the veteran leader.

It said Indian authorities had put strict restrictions on people’s movement and the whole area was cordoned off. Indian government tried to justify its creel action of burying Syed Ali Gilani as necessary to maintain law and order situation.—INP

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