Geelani demands return of mortal remains of Afzal Guru, Maqbool Bhat

 

Srinagar, Feb 9: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Friday demanded the authorities to return the mortal remains of both Mohammad Maqbool Bhat and Mohamad Afzal Guru.
The spokesman quoted the Geelani saying “although it is purely a human issue, India is very reluctant to this demand thereby violating all the principles of ethics and human values.”
Strongly criticizing state administration for imposing curfew-like restrictions, curbs, crackdown against resistance leaders and arresting Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, Haji Ghulam Nabi, Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar, Mohammad Ashraf Laya, Bilal Sidiqee, Mohammad Yusuf Naqash, Mohammad Yasin Ataie, Omar Adil Dar, Syed Imtiaz Haider, Mohammad Yousuf Bhat, Bashir Ahmad Chohan and Sajjad Ahmad Pala and scores of other activists, spokesman said that state authorities will have to face people’s wrath and resentment and all these arbitrary arrests is synonymous to disrespecting the brave hearts.
Seeking the mortal remains of Mohammad Maqbool Bhat and Mohammad Afzal Guru, Hurriyat Conference said that nation today pays homage to the valiant son of soil and while referring to the last letter written by Mohammad Afzal Guru, Hurriyat Chairman said that it clearly illustrates that he was an ideological person and his emotions were having the backing of faith, intellect and conscience. Hailing Mohammad Afzal Guru for his valour and commitment, Hurriyat said that he emerged as an ideal, symbol of dedication and commitment.
Hurriyat Conference said that they sacrificed their precious lives for the better future of the nation. He is an ideal and his determination and dedication set precedence for our young generation.
Today on Mohammad Afzal Guru’s 5th death anniversary prayer ceremony was organized to pay tributes to him; however, state authorities laid curbs, restrictions and arrested hundreds of political activists.
“We strongly condemn police action and it is sheer bullying and highhandedness,” a spokesman said.