Continuous Detention of Geelani Affects His Health: Hurriyat (g)




The continuous house detention of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (g) chairperson, Syed Ali Geelani, has affected his health, Hurriyat said Friday evening.

“Geelani could not attend the Friday congregational prayers due to his continuous house arrest on the first day of New Year 2016 while as he was 36 times not allowed in 2015 to participate in this important religious obligation,” Hurriyat Conference (g) statement said.

While strongly condemning the house imprisonment of Geelani, Hurriyat Conference (g) said that the imprisonment of the pro-freedom people “has no constitutional and moral justifications and police are suppressing their peaceful voices just with the barrel of gun”.

“The police invented a new process of house arrests and banning of political activities of the Geelani and other pro-freedom leaders at the time of 2010 mass uprising in Jammu & Kashmir,” the Hurriyat amalgam said. “During this entire period, police never produced any legal justification for this illegal house arrest process and they never explained that under which act or section of the law is Geelani being imprisoned in his house. This lawlessness continued in the period of Omar Abdullah and now Mufti Sayeed government is following the suite from last 9 months of their rule.”

Hurriyat (g) said, “the continuous house arrest process of Geelani is badly affecting his health condition and he has also gained much weight due to this. He is often complaining of swelling and acute pain in his legs and feet and he gets weaker day by day.” “It is basically a wicked plan to kill him slowly and gradually so that it will look like a natural death and it is being implemented on the directions of Indian rulers. Mufti Sayeed and Omar Abdullah like people have sold their conscience at the hands of their masters in Delhi so they obey every order with closed eyes and they don’t care that who is going to lose his life or who is going to suffer with their policies.”

Hurriyat Conference also expressed its concern that the human rights organizations too have failed to take any notice of the continuous imprisonment of Geelani and other pro-freedom leaders and “they are silently watching this situation”.


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