Geelani congratulates photojournalist Kamran Yousuf on his bail from NIA

Srinagar

Hurriyat (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Friday congratulated Kamran Yousuf on his release from National Investigation Agency.

The spokesman said that it is just like a new lease of life for him, adding that arresting youth on fabricated charges has become a profitable business for agencies and police.

Meanwhile, Geelani condemned the continuous detention of youth and leaders and added that these coercive and suppressive measures won’t stop their political aspirations.

Kamran Yousuf was in custody since September 5 after the NIA alleged that he was in “regular touch with anti-national elements” and that his work as a photojournalist was a front to “cover up his actual subversive activities”. The bail came after more than 18 hearings.

NIA’s main argument was that Yousuf was found in spots where stone-pelting happened. The defence had argued he was present at the spots as he was a “bonafide journalist” and was doing his job.

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