In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Muzahamat, Billal Ah-med Siddiqui, paying glowing tributes to the mar-tyred veteran Hurriyat leader, Syed Ali Gilani, said that his death was not a collective loss for the peo-ple of Kashmir but for the entire Ummah.
Billal Ahmed Siddiqui in a statement issued in Srinagar said that in the annals of history and free-dom struggle Syed Ali Gilani would always be re-membered a man who lived and died for the cause of freedom.
Syed Ali Gilani will always be an inspiration and a guiding light for generations to come for his unbending commitment, uncompromising stand, his unfettered resistance, his heroic courage and fear-lessness and above all he would be an inspiration for working in toughest phases of the struggle, he added.
Billal Ahmed Siddiqui said, the way the authori-ties behaved post his death is nothing but reflection of their fear and frustration and the usual attitude of a colonial regime.
By snatching his body, manhan-dling his family, burying him in dead of night and now cunningly arranging a case against them all speak volumes about their cowardice and frighten-ing, he maintained.—KMS