The Chairman of Kashmir Council Europe (KCEU) Ali Raza Syed, has paid rich tribute to the veteran Kashmiri Hurriyat leader, Syed Ali Gilani, for his leading role in the Kashmiris’ ongoing freedom struggle in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
Ali Raza Syed in a statement issued in Brussels on Syed Ali Gilani’s first martyrdom anniversary said that the veteran leader spent his whole life under prolonged house arrest and detention in IIOJK but never gave up his commitment to the right to self-determination of the people of Kashmir.
The KCEU Chairman said that despite facing hardships, Syed Ali Gilani’s fearless devotion to the Kashmir cause was unparalleled. “He inspired three generations of Kashmiris in resisting the illegal Indian occupation of Jammu and Kashmir.
He was a true voice and hero of the Kashmiris’ struggle for self-determination, who never lost his ideological moorings for a single moment.
He never compro-mised on the cause of Kashmir and will be remem-bered for his unconditional love for Kashmir and people of Kashmir,” he said.
Ali Raza Syed said, the veteran leader struggled during his entire life for right to self-determination of the people of Kashmir. He said, long detention and torture by Indian authorities could not force him to compromise as he was a fearless leader and remained resolute.
“We pray that may Almighty Allah grant Syed Ali Gilani the highest place in Jannah and give courage to the people of Kashmir to continue his great struggle,” he added.—KMS