Kashmir Srinagar: Syed Ali Geelani Chairman of Hurriyat (G) appealed people to observe ‘Sanctity Day for Holy Quran’ on Monday, 22 July, and has appealed religious scholars and Imams of mosques to offer congregational ‘Fateh Khawni’ after prayers for those who “embraced martyrdom” in Ramban episode.
“Geelani in his address stressed religious clerics to explain and highlight the tragic event of desecration of Holly Quran and make aware people about the fact that everybody is duty bound to fight those elements that consciously attempt the desecration and added the negligence from this obligation tantamount to invite wrath of Almighty Allah”, a statement issued by the party stated.
Geelani blamed the government agencies and said instead to focus on the desecration incident, they in order to divert the attention do concentrate on the evidences only. He expressed his concern and said that Omer Abdullah led administration has unleashed a reign of terror and arrested hundreds of youth who were protesting against the Ramban Incident.
“Scores of protesters were seriously injured by bullets and pellet guns and the arrested youth were being subjected to sever torture in police stations”, Geelani said adding that the ongoing ‘resistant movement’ commenced when in 1931 Muslims of Jammu protested and raised their voice against the desecration of Holy Quran. “This incident reminds us that after 83 years, the same process is underway even today”, he added.
Geelani said that Ramban incident is not the first incident of its kind but Indian forces from the first day of their ‘forced occupation’ and particularly since last 23 years committed such heinous acts and added however till now neither any official involved in this crime was punished or questioned.
Geelani said that in such situations it is obligatory for Muslims to resist such move and do their best efforts to push back occupant forces from the ‘land of Awliya Kiram’.
Geelani in his specific appeal to people of Jammu province said, “They should consider the motive behind the Ramban incident and killings of four innocent protesters and they in no case should support these politicians who for the lust of power legitimize their occupation and are hand in glow with those who desecrated Holy Quran”.
Geelani expressed his deep concern over “inhuman and cruel” approach against the youth. He said that Hurriyat Conference is keeping a close watch over the situation and if this practice is not stopped forthwith, Hurriyat Conference will announce its counter strategy against the highhandedness of police.
However he has not given any call for protest or strike for tomorrow