No strike, Geelani for peaceful protests today
Asks Imams To Offer Prayers In Absentia For Gool Martyrs
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, July 21: Asking people to observe Youme-e-Taqadus-e-Quran on Monday, Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani has said that there would, however, be no strike tomorrow. He appealed religious scholars and Imams of Masjids to offer congregational Fateah prayers for those killed in BSF firing in Gool, Ramban on Thursday. He also urged people to stage peaceful protests after Zuhar prayers.
“There would be no strike tomorrow, however, I urge people to stage peaceful protests after Zuhar prayers on Monday,” Geelani told Greater Kashmir over phone.
Meanwhile, according to a statement issued here, Geelani said religious scholars and Imams should explain and highlight the tragic event of “desecration of holy Quran” and make people aware that everybody is duty bound to fight the elements who have risen against Islam. “All religious scholars and Imams of Masjids should observe Monday as Youm-e-Taqadus-e-Quran (Sanctity Day for holy Quran) and lead congregational Fateah prayers for those who lost their lives in Gool carnage,” Geelani said.
Geelani appealed people to stage peaceful protests after Zuhar prayers on Monday against the Gool killings.
Geelani said that Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has unleashed terror by arresting hundreds of youth who were protesting against the Gool incident. “Scores of protesters were seriously injured by bullets and pellets. The arrested youth were being subjected to severe torture in police stations,” he said. Geelani said the ongoing resistance movement started in 1931 when Muslims of Jammu protested and raised their voice against the desecration of holy Quran.
Geelani said the Gool incident is not the first of its kind but forces from the day one have committed such sacrilegious acts in Jammu and Kashmir. “But so far, not a single official has been punished or questioned,” he said. “In such situations, it is obligatory for Muslims to resist and do their best to demand demilitarization,” he said.
“The people of Jammu, especially of Gool area should in no way support pro-India politicians who for the lust of power legitimize their occupation and are hand-in glove with those who desecrated holy Quran,” he said.
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