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Geelani extends Eid greetings to people: ‘Remember destitute section of society’

Srinagar: While extending his heartfelt Eid Greetings to the Muslim Ummah, Chairman Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Geelani said Eid is the day of expressing gratitude to Almighty Allah and seeking His blessings.

“It is also the day of expressing solidarity with the families of our martyrs, destitute and orphans. It is the day of rejuvenating the spirit of freedom in Eidgahs,” said Geelani and appealed people to remember the destitute section of the society on the Eid-ul-Fitr.

In a statement, Syed Ali Geelani said Ramadan is the month in which Allah SWT blesses His people with infinite bounties and showers His blessings more than any other time throughout the year.

Syed Ali Geelani said it should be understood by a Muslim that difficulties and hardships are inevitable and the objective of all of them is to turn him strong and added that a true believer would only feel relief and relaxed, while following commandments of Holy Quran.

Ramadhan was a period to seek blessings of Almighty Allah and rejuvenate our, sentiments, faith and spirits and as such the inspiration that Ramadhan bestowed should serve a guide line for future too and should be followed during the entire year so that reforms in society are brought in the real sense, Geelani added.

“We should not forget the families, orphans and widows of those people who have sacrificed their precious lives for the better future of their nation. We have to be extremely kind to the families who had miserably suffered during the ongoing freedom struggle of Kashmir,” Geelani said.

He said that the Eid is although a day of happiness and blessings, but the Kashmiri nation had so far missed the real spirit of this day because of the atrocities and the cruel behaviour of the Indian occupational forces against the common people and the people of this troubled region are miserably suffering since last seven decades.

Syed Ali Geelani in his message while referring to horrendous situation in occupied state said, we are facing extreme situations, saying it is very unfortunate that we are carrying and receiving the coffins of our youngsters. Our dignity and honour are at stalk and situations in Kashmir has only multiplied our sorrows and it is quite heart wrenching to see the increasing number of widows and orphans, Geelani said.

The martyrs fulfilled their responsibilities and now we are the guardians of their sacrifices. As such, we must reinvigorate our movement against the forcible occupation of India so as to pressurise this colonial country to acknowledge our birth right to self-determination, Geelani said.

While appealing the people to celebrate the Eid with austerity and simplicity and according to the Islamic principles, Syed Ali Geelani said that the Eid-ul-Fiter is the day of sharing celebrations with orphans, widows and poor class of society.