Hurriyat (G) Conference chairman, Syed Ali Geelani on Friday wholeheartedly thanked all those people who visited his ancestral village Duro to pay homage to late Ghulam Hassan Makhdoomi.
The spokesman said that despite heavy showers and cold chilly weather thousands of people mostly from adjoining areas participated in the last rites of the deceased.
Hurriyat chairman thanked the leaders of the organizations especially Jamaat-e-Islami, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Awami Action Committee, Anjuman-e-Share Shian, Muslim League, People’s League, Bar Association, Anjuman Moien-ul-Islam Sopore, Muslim Conference, Civil Society, all constituent parties of Hurriyat Conference and other political, religious, social and other organizations who travelled from far-flung areas to condole and console the bereaved family.
He also thanked the all political, religious, social, print and electronic media personalities, lawyers, doctors, columnists, businessmen, neighbors and other personalities who came to Hyderpora and offered their condolences to him. He also thanked Pakistani High Commissioner in Delhi and other international dignities and non-resident Kashmiris living abroad who telephonically condoled the demise of his son-in-law.
Geelani also thanked all women participants who despite their personal and domestic engagements took all the pains to reach the residence of my bereaved daughter. He also thanked the people especially youth who enthusiastically met the octogenarian after a long gap of about 8 years and showed their commitment and resolve to the freedom struggle. Their affection and love were unparalleled.
Today after a Friday prayers Hurriyat also held a protest demonstration in various places in Kashmir valley against the NIA’s charge sheet against incarcerated chairperson of Dukhtran-e-Millat Syeda Aasiya Andrabi and her two associates, Naheeda Nasreen and Fehmida Sofi and yet another detention under PSA of Hurriyat leader Masarat Aalam Bhat.
In a statement Hurriyat Conference said that Hurriyat leadership including Abdul Ahad Parra, Molvi Bashir Irfani, Mohammad Yousuf Naqash, Bilal Ahmad Sidiqui, Syed Mohammad Shafi, Bashir Ahmad Indrabi, Mohammad Rafiq Ganie, Mohammad Yaseen Aataie, Imtiyaz Ahmad Shah, Mohammad Maqbool Maghami, Arshid Aziz, Shakeel Ahmad Bhat, Mohammad Shafi Mir, Khawaja Firdous, Bashir Ahmad Budgami, Mohammad Imran Bhat, Mubashir Iqbal, Showkat Ahmad Khan, Mudasir Ahmad Bhat, Sajad Ahmad Lone and large no of people held peaceful protests in Hyderpora Srinagar, Anchar Soura and Gurpora Suzaith.
Putting political leaders and activists including women in jails on “fabricated charges” and slapping Public Safety Act (PSA) repeatedly on political activists to prolong their incarceration is nothing but a travesty of justice and democracy, Hurriyat leaders said.
The Hurriyat leaders condemned the plight of prisoners at the hands of jail authorities languishing in other jails and saluted their high spirits to resolving their sentiments for achieving the mission of right to self-determination.
Hurriyat leaders strongly condemning the slapping of 36th PSA on Masarat Aalam Bhat and said that it will not be different from the previous ones and slapping another PSA on Masarat Alam proved it right, beyond doubt that the state of Jammu and Kashmir is directly ruled, rather over-ruled, by Sangh Parivaar, sitting in Delhi and local henchmen, even if they want, have no authority or say in any of the affairs, the spokesman said.