- Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani dies at the age of 92
- Imran Khan declares official mourning in Pakistan
- Twitter users lashed out at Imran Khan’s trickery
Syed Ali Shah Geelani, the separatist Hurriyat leader in Jammu and Kashmir, died last night at the age of 92. Many leaders of Kashmir condoled the death of Geelani, but out of habit, Pakistani PM Imran Khan did not deter his trickery on this occasion as well. In such a situation, where were the Twitter users going to sit quietly? He also lashed out at Imran Khan and even told him ‘Taliban Khan’.
Imran said- India tortured Geelani
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan tweeted on Geelani’s death- Deeply saddened to hear the news of the demise of Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani. Gilani fought throughout his life for his people and their right to self-determination. Imran said that India kept him imprisoned and tortured.
pakistan flag half bowed
Imran further said in his tweet, ‘We salute his struggle in Pakistan and remember his words – we are Pakistani and Pakistan is ours. The flag of Pakistan will remain at half-mast and we will observe a day of official mourning.
‘He would not have lived 90 years if he had been tortured’
Imran Khan’s intention and trickery to take political advantage of Geelani’s death was immediately steamed up by Twitter users and they lashed out at Imran Khan. A user named Mihir Jha replied – Had he been tortured, he would not have lived 90 years. Akbar Bugti of Balochistan was tortured – Mr. Taliban Khan, you must know how he died?
Another Twitter user said – Mr Taliban Khan! Stop interfering in the internal affairs of India. By doing Kashmir-Kashmir, you make children die in the name of jihad – neither you have to progress nor let others do it. Imran Khan called Geelani a Kashmiri Freedom Fighter, while a user named Sachin wrote – LoL, Taliban Khan Bhai.
Geelani was given Pakistan’s highest civilian honor
Let us tell you that Gilani, who was famous for his anti-India statements, was also awarded the Nishan-e-Pakistan by neighboring Pakistan, its highest civilian award. Geelani’s influence in Kashmir can be gauged from the fact that Kashmir used to be closed on one of his voices. However, there have been occasions when the Kashmiri people had boycotted Geelani in a way.