Durhama (Ganderbal), Nov 9: Chairman Tehreek-i-Hurriyat Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Friday sought financial support from people so that his organisation extends programmes in the state.
"Tehreek-i-Hurriyat needs your financial support to continue with its agenda at this crucial juncture of the freedom struggle. Otherwise we won't be able to continue with our programmes," Geelani said addressing a gathering at Bihama Chowk here.
"We have a line of action, guidelines and suggestions to succeed in our struggle of freedom, but those need implementation from your side. We expect you to support us as always and adapt to our line otherwise it will be very difficult for us to see through our struggle. There is no need to worry," Geelani said.
Amidst pro-freedom and pro-Pakistani slogans, Geelani marched with thousands from Miran to Bihama Chowk to address the Friday congregation.
As people and activists of TeH saw policemen approaching Geelani apprehending his detention, they stopped policemen moving ahead.
Standing near an bunker, Geelani said, "There might be some non-Muslims and army personnel listening to my speech. But I am telling them, we don't have any personal enmity with India. Instead this is a war of principles where India has illegally occupied our nation. And we need to stand united to fight this occupation".
Geelani urged people to boycott the upcoming assembly elections. "Members of PDP, NC and Congress will approach you begging for your votes on false promises of providing employment and development. Even some people shouting slogans of Hurriyat might ask you to cast your vote. Don't listen to them. They will only be deceiving you," Geelani said.
"I remember you people played an important role in defeating Omar Abdullah from this constituency."
On imposition of emergency in Pakistan, Geelani said, "There is one man's rule going on in Pakistan to protect himself and put whole nation in trouble. But it won't have any affect on freedom struggle of Kashmiris."
He said, "There has been propaganda by Indian agencies to involve me in false Hawala money case and stop me from continuing with the anti-election campaign. This has happened in the past but I need your support this time to beat them," Geelani said.
"The accusations against me are baseless and I strongly deny them. In past many stories were fabricated against me but they could prove nothing. This time too these accusations are baseless and farther from truth."
Saying that Ghulam Muhammad Bhat, who was recently arrested in Hawala money case, was falsely 'trapped', Geelani condemned the arrest of Bhat's wife and his son.