Geelani calls for Eidgah Chalo today
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Aug 2: The Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Shah Geelani has called for Eidgah Chalo on Tuesday.
The ailing leader has expressed his desire to lead a procession from SK Institute of Medical Sciences Soura to Eidgah. He has urged people from across the Valley to join the march.
“A procession will be taken out at 2 pm tomorrow from the SKIMS hospital to the Eidgah Martyrs’ graveyard where the Gayibana Jinazah (funeral prayers in absentia) of all the Martyrs would be offered at 3 pm. After that Nafl Salat will be followed by Dua-e-Qunoot Nazila,” Geelani said.
Geelani, however, appealed people particularly youth to abstain from any sort of violence and provocative slogans. “For the sake of Martyrs, I appeal the youth not to indulge in stone pelting and provocative slogans. If we succeed in keeping this march peaceful, this would be the first step towards freedom,” he said while urging the government not use any force to quell the procession. “I assure the march would be peaceful. The authorities should allow us to take out the march if they believe in peaceful protests,” he said.
Geelani said by imposing curfew and other restrictions would serve no purpose to the government while criticizing it for “iron fist handling” of the current situation. “This government, like a drunken elephant, tramples everything beneath it under the pride of power and is showing the arrogance to crush the freedom movement thought force. However, by imposing curfews, if the government thinks it can crush the peoples’ movement it’s living in a fool’s paradise. The struggle of Kashmiris cannot be suppressed by force,” Geelani said, adding, “India knows better that the British couldn’t suppress the Indian freedom struggle by force neither could Russia use force to crush Afghans.”
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