Agencies reviving Ikhwan culture: Geelani on Hurriyat leader’s killing

Srinagar, Feb 13 (GNS): Blaming Indian agencies for the killing of Mohammad Yusuf Nadeem, Hurriyat’s executive council member and secretary general of Tehreek-e-Wahdat-e-Islami, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Tuesday said agencies are reviving the Ikhwan culture.

In an emergency meeting, Hurriyat chairman while paying glorious tributes to Yusuf Nadeem said it is a personal loss for him and he is deeply pained by the killing. He expressed condolence to the bereaved family.

In a statement issued to GNS, Geelani said, “We are shocked over his death by brute hands and his untimely demise has created a void. He was a legend par excellence. We stand with the grieved family and express our deep and heartfelt condolences and pray for his heavenly abode.”

Meanwhile on the directions of Syed Ali Geelani, Hurriyat Conference organised a condolence meeting at Sindhipora Budgam and executive council members including Nisar Hussain Rather , Patron Tehreek-e-Wahdat -e-Islam, Gulshan Abbas (Wahdat-e-Islami), Haji Ghulam Nabi Sumji (Secretary General Hurriyat Conference), Advocate Muhammad Shafi Rishi, Mohammad Shafi Lone, Syed Mohammad Shafi, Ghulam Mohammad Nagu, Mohammad Yasin Ataie, Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar Mohammad Yusuf Mujahid, Syed Imtiaz Haider, Peer Abdul Rashid, Bashir Ahmad Bhat ,Mohammad Maqbool and several others paid rich tributes to slain Mohammad Yusuf Nadeem for his praiseworthy contributions to the resistance movement.

The leaders and mourners while hailing the services rendered by Yusuf Nadeem said that he was a torch bearer for the ongoing freedom movement.

Paying tributes to slain leader, Hurriyat leaders said that late Nadeem had a unique personality and left a void that will never be filled. They said these “cowardly and state sponsored tactics” won’t deter them from pursuing their mission nor will these “suppressive and aggressive” measures will make them surrender.

“We will take our mission to its logical end and despite these killings by agencies, resistance movement won’t stop and will move ahead with its cherished mission, till we achieve our goal,” they said.

Meanwhile, Hurriyat Conference has called a condolence meeting of its constituent parties and other resistance organisation on February 15, Thursday, at 11 am at the residence of slain leader.

Hurriyat Conference strongly condemned the detention of Molvi Bashir Ahmad Irfani, Syed Imtiyaz Ahmad Shah, Ab Rashid Lone and Zahid Ahmad, alleging they are being subjected to brute torture in police custody in Trehgam Kupwara police station. (GNS)