Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Thursday Jammu and Kashmir was never a part of India.
Addressing a seminar here, Geelani also accused New Delhi of using NIA to create fear psychosis among youth.
“The youth are being arrested on fabricated charges,” Geelani said and asked youth to face these “intimidations” with bravery, persistence and commitment.
Geelani said Muslim were 85 percent in Jammu and all its borders were adjacent to Pakistan and India had no claims as per its specific identity and partition plan.
“However, India with its military might invaded and in November 1947 and more than five lakh Muslims were brutally massacred in state,” added Geelani.
Instead of any initiating any trial against “brutal forces” for their wrongdoings and killing innocents, they are being awarded and rewarded, Geelani said.
The seminar was organized by Tehreek-e-Huriyat on the topic “Iqbal Daie- Haq “at Hyderpora.
The seminar was attended by Mohammad Yasin Malik, Mohamad Ashraf Sehrai, Haji Gh Nabi Sumji, Mohammad Shafi Lone, Molana Altaf Hussain Nadvi, Mohammad Salim Zargar, Syed Mohd Shafi, Hakim Ab Rashid, Molvi Bashir Ahmad Irfani, Mohd Yusuf Naqash, Feroz Ahmad Khan, Syed Altaf Andrabi and Ad Davinder Sigh Behal, different scholars, religious clerics and pro-freedom activists.
Geelani while paying tributes to great poet and thinker, said that Iqbal as poet and philosopher awakened the Ummah and while describing his love and attachment with Muslim said that Iqbal as caring, benevolent and compassionate philosopher made us to understand and distinguish between right and wrong.
Quoting Iqbal, Geelani said that those deviated from righteous path have propounded theories leading us to astray and unfortunately Muslim community as a whole is following these stale and man-made theories.
Geelani while referring to atheists, said that it is unfortunate that even in Muslim countries the ideology is being promoted and as such those following Islam feel insecure.
Geelani said that these secularist and evil forces are inflicting brutalities on Ikhwan-ul -Muslimoon in Egypt and killing and sending them to gallows.
These forces are trampling all human values, they destroyed Nagasaki and Hiroshima, added Geelani.
Blaming these evil forces, Geelani in his address said that they created mayhem in Iraq, Afghanistan and other Muslim countries and are carrying carried bloodshed killing innocents.
He asked youth to follow holy Quran and make through study of Iqbal’s literary work as his poetry infuses inspiration and teaches brotherhood and self-realization. “His ideas are panacea for all the ills and rallying point for the development of a sense of unity and oneness.”
Alama Iqbal was described as the poet of universal importance, Daie-Huq, taking into account all aspects of human activity social, political, religious, educational and philosophical and prevailing situation were thoroughly discussed by speakers.
Speaking on the occasion Mohammad Yasin Malik while paying tributes to great poet and said that he was a Muslim philosophical thinker of modern times and through his literary work he inspired a universal thought among Muslim ummah. “However it is very unfortunate that we are divided on sectarian lines,” Malik said.
“Our religious authorities instead of spreading the message of oneness, unification, solidarity, promoted their respective school of thought and hence we are divided and sub-dived in smaller groups and lost our identity as Muslim.”
Referring to the prevailing “horrendous situation in state and extreme brutalities inflicted by Indian authorities”, Malik said that authorities want to break resolve of people but “we will never surrender or budge to the pressure tactics”.
Every household and family presented laudable sacrifices and are facing immense hardships and miseries, Malik added.
“Brutal authorities are showering pellets, bullets, killing and caging our youth,” said Malik while referring to “coercive measures of Indian authorities”. He said when “we refused to surrender, our families and relatives were arrested.”
“We have decided to carry this freedom struggle despite all their bullying and state terrorism,” he said and laid stress on unity within resistance camp and people, saying that “we are committed to make this unity more practicable and strong.”
Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai in his address said that Iqbal’s teaching inspires freedom spirits and that while reading his literary work “we find that Iqbal opted for resistance.” He described his concept of manhood as dynamic and his poetry as poetry of inspiration, brotherhood and self-realization.
He asked authorities in Pakistan to make country a real Islamic and welfare state.