‘We are carrying, receiving coffins of our youth’
Extending his heartfelt Eid Greetings to Muslim Ummah, Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani Wednesday said Eid is the day of expressing gratitude to Almighty Allah and seek His blessings.
“It is also the day of expressing solidarity with the families of our martyrs, destitute and orphans. It is the day of rejuvenating the spirit of freedom in Eidgahs,” said Geelani and appealed people to remember the destitute section of the society on the Eid-ul-Fitr.
Geelani said Ramadan is the month in which Allah SWT blesses His people with infinite bounties and showers.
Geelani said it should be understood by a Muslim that difficulties and hardships are inevitable and the objective of all of them is to turn a person strong.
He added that a true believer would only feel relief and relaxed, while following commandments of Holy Quran.
“Ramadan was a period to seek blessings of Almighty Allah and rejuvenate our, sentiments, faith and spirits and as such the inspiration that Ramadan bestowed should serve a guide line for future too and should be followed during the entire year so that reforms in society are brought in the real sense,” Geelani added.
He said that the “Eid is although a day of happiness and blessings, but the Kashmiri nation had so far missed the real spirit of this day because of the atrocities and the cruel behavior of the forces against the common people and the people of this troubled region are miserably suffering since last seven decades”.
Geelani in his message while referring to “horrendous situation” in state said, “We are facing extreme situations, it is very unfortunate that we are carrying and receiving the coffins of our youngsters.”
“Our dignity and honor are at stake and situation in Kashmir has only multiplied our sorrows and it is quite heart wrenching to see the increasing number of widows and orphans,” Geelani added.
Appealing the people to celebrate the Eid with austerity and simplicity and according to the Islamic principles, Geelani said that the Eid-ul-Fitr is the day of sharing joys with orphans, widows and poor class of society.
Geelani appealed religious clerics, Ulamaie Kiram and Aima Masajid to pray and seek blessings from Almighty Allah to realize the dream of right to self determination. .