Authorities on Thursday did not allow the scheduled seminar of Syed Ali Geelani led Tehreek-e-Hurriyat regarding the settlement of the West Pakistani Refugees by detaining its frontline leaders.
“Police put Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai and others under house arrest on Wednesday late last night to prevent them to organise the seminar,” TeH sources said.
They added that Hurriyat (G) spokesman Ayaz Akbar, and TeH leaders, Peer Saifullah and Mairaj din Kalwal were among others who were detained.
TeH had announced two day earlier to organise a seminar against any “concessions” and settlement of the West Pakistani Refugees in the state but authorities did not allow the seminar and put its leaders under house arrest.
Police also detained Hurriyat (JK) leader Shabir Shah who was invited to the seminar.
Reacting strongly against banning the seminar, Shah led Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Secretary General Moulana Muhammad Abdullah Taari termed it as “condemnable”.
Taari while condemning the detention of Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai and others said, “Authorities cannot break our resolve by such undemocratic tactics.”