Pakistan’s National Assembly has unanimously passed a resolution to honour the veteran Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Geelani for his struggle for the right to self-determination of Kashmiri in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir.
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan moved the resolution expressing deep grief and sorrow over the death of the iconic leader of the Kashmiri freedom movement.
The resolution recognized the unyielding devotion of Geelani for the cause of the freedom movement. It said that Geelani always raised his voice for the rights of oppressed Kashmiri people and against the Indian atrocities. Geelani gave further impetus to the freedom movement by facing all sorts of oppression including incarceration.
The house also noted Syed Ali Geelani’s famous words – ‘Hum Hain Pakistani Aur Pakistan Hamara Hai (We are Pakistani and Pakistan is ours) – which later became a unanimous slogan of the oppressed Kashmiri nation. The resolution said that his life is a beacon of light for the Kashmiri youth.
The house strongly condemned the repressive Indian regime for snatching the body of Syed Ali Geelani from his family, denying him the proper burial as per the Muslim traditions and lodging fake cases against the bereaved family. It called on the international community, especially the Muslim Ummah, to stop Indian atrocities.
The house expressed the confidence that the Kashmiri people will succeed in their just struggle for the right to self-determination.
Earlier, the house offered fateha for the departed souls of Syed Ali Geelani and Balochistan’s Former Chief Minister Sardar Ataullah Mengal.