Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman, Syed Ali Geelani said has extended his greetings to the class students for qualifying matriculate examinations.
“I congratulate the resilient youth and their families for successfully qualifying the matriculation examinations,” Geelani said
“The entire society and I are proud of this achievement despite everyday violence perpetrated against our people especially youth. The success of our youth becomes extraordinary in these extraordinary times we live in amidst massive killings, maiming and blinding, crackdown and torture. Through your hard work, dedication and diligence, you have proved that Kashmir’s future is progressing towards an undeniable destiny of freedom,”.
Geelani said that his success has further reinforced the narrative of resistance that education and freedom struggle are intertwined.
“It has demolished the discourse and vilifying campaign of the Indian state, their apologists and collaborators that the resistance of the people of Kashmir is driven by “misguided youth”, he said.
Syed Ali Geelani further said that I take this opportunity to reflect, and to remind our youth on certain critical challenges that Kashmir and our people are facing for the last seven decades, and more so in last several years.
“The on-going oppression of the Indian state is more than just physical, psychological or spiritual and India continues its onslaught on our society at all levels of our appeal to reason and emotions. It is thus not surprising that education itself has become a site of both oppression and resistance in our struggle for freedom. Our students, educational institutions and centers of critical learning are facing an aggressive assault, which not only seeks to tame us as a community but also aims to produce docile and subservient citizens for the Indian state,” Hurriyat (G) chairman said.