PM announces to observe a day of mourning over Syed Ali Geelani’s death
PM Imran Khan has announced that Pakistan will observe a day of official mourning over the death of Syed Ali Geelani.
According to PM Imran Khan, the country will observe a day of official mourning following the death of Kashmiri freedom fighter Syed Ali Geelani and the Pakistan flag will fly at half mast.
Imran Khan also paid tribute to Geelani’s courageous struggle for Kashmiris and their right to self-determination.
Taking it to Twitter Imran Khan stated, “Deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Kashmiri freedom fighter Syed Ali Geelani who struggled all his life for his people & their right to self determination. He suffered incarceration & torture by the Occupying Indian state but remained resolute.”
“We in Pakistan salute his courageous struggle & remember his words: “Hum Pakistani hain aur Pakistan Humara hai”. The Pakistan flag will fly at half mast and we will observe a day of official mourning, he further stated.
On the other hand, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said, “Pakistan mourns the loss of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, torch bearer of the Kashmir freedom movement. Shah Sb fought for the rights of Kashmiris till the very end, under house arrest of Indian occupation. May he rest in peace and may his dream of freedom come true.”
The Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) government has announced one day holiday and three-day mourning of the demise of Syed Ali Geelani.
Syed Ali Geelani was born on September 29, 1929 in a village on the banks of Wular lake in Sopore area of Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
He remained a staunch opponent of India’s illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir and lead the Kashmiris’ struggle for their right to self-determination.
Geelani had been a member of Jamaat-i-Islami, the largest political-religious organisation in Kashmir that was banned by the Hindu nationalist government in 2019.
Later, he founded his own party by the name of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat.