Srinagar: Octogenarian Hurriyat Patriarch Syed Ali Geelani on Friday paid tributes to Hazrat Imam-e-Hussain (RA) saying that Karballa was was not just a battle between two forces, but it was a fight between two ideologies.
Geelani said that Imam Hussain (RA) honestly and courageously offended the forces which were trying to convert “Khilafat into Malookiyat” and that the incident glorifies the concrete and unshakable concept of Islam that injustice, tyranny and high headedness, even if perpetrated by Muslims are not accepted.
He said that Imam-e-Hussain (RA) didn’t belong to any particular sect or group but was an icon of bravery and justice for whole Ummah, and the path he has shown serves as a beacon light even today, especially for those fighting and confronting the “aggression of occupation”.
The Hurriyat patriarch said that Imam Hussain (RA) didn’t fight for power, perks or comforts, but for justice and equality, therefore anybody whose religion, economy, culture, honor, life, and livelihood are always under threat by dark and dusty clouds of occupation, should get inspiration from Imam Hussain (RA).
The senior most Hurriyat leader said that people in Jammu and Kashmir are fighting for just cause for the last 7 decades and are witnessing Karbala almost every day. “The best way to pay tributes to Imam Hussain (RA), is to strengthen our resolve and contribute, wholeheartedly and sincerely towards the movement, to get rid of the enemies,” he said in a statement.
Geelani also condemned the use of “brute force” against the Ashoora procession at Abiguzar, Srinagar to Zadibal, by the police authorities and incarceration of Aga Syed Ahmad Almosvi of Anjum Shari-e-Shian, Nisar Hussian Rather chairman Tehreek-e-Wahdati Islami, Imtiyaz Haider, Ali Mohammad Rather, Shabir Hussain Dar and more than two hundred other mourners.