IIUI pays tribute to Syed Ali Geelani

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Staff Reporter

A condolence reference titled “Hum Pakistani Hain, Pakistani Hamara hay” was organized by Iqbal International Institute for Research and Dialogue of International Islamic University, Islamabad at Faisal Masjid Campus in which speakers paid tributes to Syed Ali Geelani’s lifelong struggle for Kashmiris’ right to self-determination.

The participants opined that Syed Ali Shah Geelani was a towering personality who spearheaded the freedom struggle of Jammu and Kashmir from Indian occupation and he spent his entire life working for this sacred cause.

Participants maintained that Syed Ali Geelani bravely and courageously led the innocent unarmed Kashmiris and fought the Indian barbarism.

Heads of Pakistani Universities, prominent figures of society, Academicians and intellectuals paid homage to Syed Ali Shah Geelani.

Former Prime Minister AJ&K, Sardar Attique Ahmed said that universities must take responsibility to conduct debates and research on Kashmir issue so that a counter narrative can be built to portray the atrocities by the Indian Army.

Paying tribute to the late Freedom leader Syed Ali Geelani , Sardar Attique said that he was the strongest voice of freedom.

He said this tribute is an expression of solidarity with Kashmiris. He added that the Kashmir issue is a matter of life and death for 20 million people and the future of the region is linked to it. He hailed establishment of Kashmir Desk in the IIUI terming it as a commendable effort.

He also thanked the Pakistani government and people for their unconditional and unflinching support to the political movement launched by the people of Kashmir.

Speaking on the occasion, IIU Rector said that the nation pays tribute to Syed Ali Geelani for his lifelong struggle for justice and freedom. He said his services will be remembered forever. He said hearts of Pakistanis beat with Kashmiris.

Talking about the role of International Islamic University, he said the university has been conducting debates and seminars for the cause of Kashmir. He said India’s brutal actions in Kashmir have embarrassed human history.

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