PM Imran Khan condemns Indian Govt for snatching Syed Ali Geelani’s body!
Indian authorities snatched Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s body from his family who passed away on Wednesday and disallowed his burial to be held in accordance with his will.
Kashmiri Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani was buried in a tightly controlled pre-dawn ceremony on Thursday morning. While a case was also registered against his family.
In a tweet, while sharing the link of an Indian news outlet, PM Imran Khan wrote: “Snatching the body of the 92-year-old Syed Ali Geelani, one of the most respected and principled Kashmiri leader, and then registering cases against his family is just another shameful example of India’s descent into fascism under the Nazi-inspired RSS-BJP govt.”
Snatching the body of the 92 year old Syed Ali Geelani, one of the most respected & principled Kashmiri ldrs, & then registering cases against his family is just another shameful example of India’s descent into fascism under the Nazi-inspired RSS-BJP govthttps://t.co/GUZswvIRwN— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) September 5, 2021
On the other hand, Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar said that Syed Ali Geelani, in his life, kept the candle of the freedom movement lit against the extremist Indian government.
Even after his death, the Indian government is afraid of the moral strength of his message, he added.
سید علی گیلانی نے اپنی زندگی میں بھارت کی شدت پسند حکومت کے خلاف آزادی کی تحریک کی شمع روشن رکھی. ان کے انتقال کے بعد بھی بھارت سرکار ان کے پیغام کی اخلاقی قوت سے خوفزدہ ہے. ان کے خاندان کو ان کی تدفین نہیں کرنے دیا اور ان کے خاندان والوں کے خلاف مقدمہ درج کر دیا.— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) September 5, 2021
Naseem Geelani said the family had planned the burial at the main martyrs’ graveyard Srinagar as per his will but were disallowed by police.
“They snatched his body and forcibly buried him. Nobody from the family was present for his burial,” he said.
Geelani was buried in a local graveyard near his home in Hyderpora Srinagar in the wee hours on Thursday in a quiet funeral organized by authorities, amid tight security and restrictions with internet connectivity by and large snapped in Kashmir.