Geelani condemns detention of resistance leaders, seeks their immediate release


Syed Ali Geelani while decrying the current wave of violence perpetrated by authorities and their forces, said that state authorities while trespassing all ethics don’t even consider the sanctity of Month of Ramadan.

The spokesman said Geelani condemned the detention of resistance leaders and said that it is extremely unwise to deny political space and muzzle genuine voices. Blaming ruling elite for creating chaos in the state, Syed Ali Geelani said that region has been turned into a police state, where people are being killed and detained against frivolous charges.

Strongly criticizing state authorities, Geelani said on schedule visit of premier, authorities while laying undue curbs on civilians have turned the state into an armed garrison.

Blaming pro-Indian politicians for following RSS agenda, Geelani said that people and particularly youth are being detained and there seems no let-up in killing and harassment of civilians in the state. Syed Ali Geelani expressed his serious concern over fresh arrest spree, harassment of peaceful civilians and humiliation during crackdowns. While blaming authorities for evolving explosive situations in state and high handedness against peaceful citizens, Geelani said that police in night raids are ransacking properties and humiliating inmates.

Syed Ali Geelani said that the mammoth participation of people in funerals of militant funerals is a glaring example of commitment and affiliation of people with the freedom movement.

Referring to the detention of arrest of Jamat e Islami leader Bashir Ahmad Lone and  TeH district president, Mohd Rafiq Owasi, Geelani said that authorities are suffering from “arrogance and frustration” saying that both these leaders were detained for their participation in funerals of slain professor Mohd Rafi.

Syed Ali Geelani expressed his anguish over the increasingly chaotic situation in the state and said that politicians are responsible for the bloodshed.

Geelani decried authorities for detaining Manzoor Ahmad Khan, saying he is languishing in jail since past twelve years and authorities despite his ailing mother are reluctant to release him. Geelani strongly condemned the unjustified detention of sr advocate  Bashir Bukhari, saying authorities while trampling all ethics and norms have unleashed a fresh arrest spree and crackdown against youth in Sopore, Shopian, Kulgam, Islamabad, Bandipora, Srinagar, Budgam and nook and corner of the state.

Demanding immediate shifting of all detainees to the valley, Geelani said these prisoners are not criminals and the treatment meted to them is a violation of human rights charter. Paying tributes to all detainees for their commitment and valor ,Syed Ali Geelani said that those lodged in Tihar jail including Shabir Ahmad Shah, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saif ullah, Meraj u Din Kalwal, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Shahid ul Islam, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Shahid Yusuf, Zahoor Watali, Mohd Salem Wani, Geelani said that they are ill-treated ,saying  Masarat Alam Bhat , Dr Mohd Qasim ,Dr Mohd Shafi Sharieti, Dr Gh Mohammad Bhat ,Muzafar Ahmad Dar, Nazir Ahmad Sheikh , Gh Mohd Khan Sopori, Ameer Hamza Shah, Mir Hafiz Ullah, Mohd Yusuf Falahi, Ab Gani Bhat , Mohd Yusuf Lone, Mohd Shaban Dar, Raies Ahmad Mir  ,Sarjan Barkati were arrested on fake and fabricated charges, saying their detention is being prolonged on one pretext or the other and PSA slapped one after the other.”

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