The present struggle of Kashmir is the part of the movement started by the martyrs of 1931, Syed Ali Geelani Thursday said in a statement.
Condemning the killing of student Khalid Gafar Malik, a resident of Trehgam Kupwara Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani said that “our youth are mercilessly being killed by Indian forces and the nefarious designs of forces is to prolong the prevailing fearful atmosphere in Jammu and Kashmir to suppress the sentiments of the people.”
Syed Ali Geelani in his statement expressed grief over the killing of minor Saliq Iqbal and injures to others in Meminder Shopian in an explosion and extended his sympathies to grieved families.
Praying for speedy recovery for injured children, Geelani said that “death dance and prevailing dreadful conditions is taking the toll on our youth”.
Paying his rich tributes to 13th July martyrs, Geelani said: “They with their blood created history.”
“Though they laid down their precious lives for sacred cause, yet the mission remains unfinished and ongoing struggle is in sequence and a chain of the very mission commenced in 1931,” Geelani said in his statement.
Remembering 13th July martyrs including Ab Khaliq Shora, Mohammad Akbar Dar, Gh Ahmad Rather, Mohammad Usman Misger, Gh Ahmad Bhat, Gh Mohammad Halvai, Gh Nabi Kalwal, Gh Ahmad Naqash, Gh Rasool Dar, Ameer u Din Makai, Mohd Subhan Makai, Gh Qadir Khan, Mohd Ramzan Chola, Gh Mohammad Sofi, Nasur u Din, Ameer-u-Din Jandgaro, Mohammad Subhan Khan, Mohd Sultan Khan, Ab Salam, Gh Mohammad Teli, Faqeer Ali, Gh Ahmad Dar, Mugli and Mohammad Abdullah Ahangar, Geelani reiterated “his pledge’ saying “we should continue our struggle till the goal of right to self-determination is achieved.”
Syed Ali Geelani in his appeal to nation asked to “safeguard sacrifices of youth to safeguard the “cause”.