Geelani Castigates Govt on Detention of Leaders, says ‘Ms Mufti has Broken All Records’

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Syed Ali Geelani (C) along with Peer Saifullah (R) and Ayaz Akbar (L), addressing press on May 02, 2016 at his Hyderpora residence-cum-office. (KL Image: APHC-g Media)
Syed Ali Geelani (C), Peer Saifullah (R) and Ayaz Akbar (L), addressing press on May 02, 2016 at his Hyderpora residence-cum-office. (KL Image: APHC-g Media)

Strongly condemning the house detention of personal secretary to Chairperson Peer Saifullah, shifting of Hakeem Abdul Rasheed to Central Jail Srinagar and the police raids on the residence of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leader Abdul Gani Bhat of Sopore, Hurriyat patriarch Syed Ali Geelani Saturday said that the Ms Mehbooba Mufti government has “formally started a war against the pro-freedom people”.

He said that the Lady Mufti has “broken all the previous records in this regard”.

Hurriyat Conference leaders Haji Ghulam Nabi Sumji, Mohammad Yousuf Naqash, Bilal Siddiqi and Mohammad Yaseen Attaai continue to remain in police custody and many other leaders are being searched and raided, a Hurriyat Conference (g) statement said this evening.

According to the statement, the police have placed a police vehicle on the main gate of the Peer Saifullah’s residence and he is not being allowed to come out of his house.

“Even he was not allowed to get milk and bread for his family from the market,” Geelani said “it is the worst kind of state terrorism which should be condemned at every level.”

“Hakeem Abdul Rasheed who was detained in Lal Bazar police station for last few days was today shifted to Srinagar central jail,” the statement said.

Hurriyat Conference (g) Chairperson has also taken serious notice of the continuous police raids on the residence of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leader Abdul Gani Bhat of Sopore and said, “the police are subjecting the said leader to the political vengeance since a long time and he is being detained every now and then. He has been booked four times under the lawless law PSA during the last less than two years period and he is being harassed in every possible ways.”

“Abdul Gani Bhat is a responsible leader of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat and all his activities are of political nature. He is also a religious personality who often delivers Friday sermons in the Masjids,” Geelani said.

The octogenarian leader cautioned Sopore police to “immediately stop the harassment of Bhat Sahab”.

“The state of Jammu & Kashmir has been practically converted into a police state and the law and order has been put on suspension here. Police and other forces personals have been given a free hand and there is no system in place to check their hooliganism,” he added.

The Hurriyat Conference chairperson appealed human rights organizations to take serious notice of the “grave human rights violations in Jammu & Kashmir and use their influence to end the ban over the political activities in the state”.

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