Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani was arrested on Srinagar Airport, on Wednesday as he returned from New Delhi at 2.00 pm. He had gone to Delhi on February 13, 2014.
As usual, a large contingent of police had already reached Srinagar Airport and as the Hurriyat patriarch came out he was arrested. Geelani was later taken to his residence at Hyderpora and put under house arrest.
Hurriyat (G) spokesperson while talking to Kashmir Life said, “they want to keep Geelani sahib away from people. They think the freedom movement shall stop there but that is not the case.”
“It is the real face of Indian democracy, it in fact reveals their plans of crushing the people of Kashmir,” he added.
Geelani spent most of the time under house arrest since 2010, uprising.
According to sources close to ailing Geelani, he has been advised by his doctors to keep himself away from the severe cold so he spends most of the winters in New Delhi.
He was even house arrested in New Delhi last year after the hanging of Afzal Guru, parliament attack convict on February 9. Geelani was released after more than fifteen days by Delhi police.