BRUSSELS: Participants of a gathering in Brussels paid rich tributes to late Syed Ali Shah Gilani for his life-long freedom struggle in occupied Kashmir. The condolence reference was organized by Kashmir Council Europe (KC-EU) chaired by the council Chairman Ali Raza Syed in the European capital.
Participants who talked on the occasion, were included Chair of KC-EU Ali Raza Syed, President World Kashmir Diaspora Alliance Europe Chaudhry Kalid Joshi, Pakistani intellectuals Rao Mustejab and Sheeraz Raj.
It is important to mention that like Kashmiris of both side of Jammu and Kashmir, the Kashmiris based in Europe and their supporters also deeply mourned the passing away of the iconic leader of the Kashmiri resistance, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, who spent his whole life under prolonged house arrest in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).
Despite of hardships of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, his fearless commitment to the Kashmir cause was unparalleled. He inspired three generations of Kashmiris in resisting the illegal Indian occupation and insistent oppression. He was a true voice and hero of the Kashmiris’ struggle for self-determination, who never lost his ideological moorings for a single moment.
He never compromised on the cause of Kashmir and will be remembered for his unconditional love for Kashmir and people of Kashmir.
On the occasion Chairman Kashmir Council Europe (KC-EU) Ali Raza Syed conveyed condolence message to the people of occupied Kashmir specially family of late Syed Ali Shah Gilani.
Ali Raza Syed said, he was a great Kashmiri freedom leader who struggled during his whole life for right to self determination of the people of Kashmir.
Other participants said, long detention and torture by Indian authorities could not force Ali Gilani to compromise as he was a fearless leader and remained resolute.
The participants of the condolence reference prayed that may Almighty Allah Grant Ali Gilani the highest place in Jannah and give courage to his family and followers and whole nation of Kashmir to bear this great loss.