Speakers during a one-day conference in the UK paid rich tribute to the veteran Kashmiri Hurriyat leader, Syed Ali Gilani, who attained martyrdom on September 01, 2021 in Indian custody at his residence in Hyderpora area of Srinagar in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir where he was under illegal house arrest.
Syed Ali Gilani attained martyrdom on September 01, 2021 in Indian custody at his residence in Hyderpora area of Srinagar in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir where he was kept under house arrest for over a decade.
Hosted by Tehreek-e-Kashmir (TeK) UK, the speakers during the conference commemorated the life and legend of Syed Ali Gilani and recalled the contribution and sacrifices of the veteran leader for the Kashmir cause.
Shaheed Gilani Sahab made it amply clear to the brave Kashmiris that India can never be our friend, TeK President Fahim Kayani told the conference, which saw wide participation. He said, the life of Shaheed Gilani, is based on faith of Islam and resistance to illegal and ugly Indian occupation.
“It is incumbent upon us, in Kashmir and outside, to follow his words, which he proved right with his own life that India is hell bent to erase Kashmiris from the Indian occupied territory of Jammu and Kashmir,” said Kayani.
Chief Guest of the conference, Asif Luqman Qazi recalled Syed Gilani’s love for the cause of Islam, freedom of Kashmir and Pakistan. “The legend of Shaheed Gilani shows that with strong faith and commitment, any military might will bow down the will of people,” he said.
Expressing unflinching support to the Kashmiris in their battle against India, Qazi said, the resistance against India needs a strong character and that is what Shaheed Syed Ali Gilani showed.
Muhammad Afsar Shahid, former minister of AJK, said “No international law allows abduction of dead people. What occupying Indian forces did with the body of Shaheed Gilani is shame and remorseful.”
Nazir Ahmed Qureshi, Muhammad Ghalib, Dr Riaz Ahmed and Dr Hamad Lodhi also spoke on the occasion and demanded that dead body of Shaheed Gilani be returned to the Kashmiris for respectful final rites.
“Only a coward nation like India can be fearful of dead people,” they said.
Reiterating their call for end to illegal occupation of Kashmir by India, the speakers said, all the Kashmiri resistance groups and organizations must stand steadfast against the Hindutva ideology. “Times change and time will change for better days for Kashmiris and we will see India vacating Kashmir soon,” they added.—KMS