Reiterating his call to observe July 26 as “Unity Day”, Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani has called for peaceful protests after Friday prayers against desecration of Holy Qur’an and killing of four youth at Ramban. He has also warned J&K Police of serious repercussion in case they did not refrain from manhandling youth particularly youngsters and students.
In a statement issued to Global News Service on Thursday, Hurriyat Chairman while severely criticizing the valley wide crackdown on youth by Police since Gool incident aftermath said the Police have been at war with its own people.
“J&K Police has unleashed a reign of terror in the whole state by starting arrest spree. They are ransacking the houses of the youth and students and if they are not present at home they demand money from their parents,” he said.
Geelani said if such policy of repression and manhandling is not stopped immediately, it will yield serious consequence on Police and they will be forced to get alienated from society.
The Hurriyat spokesperson in another statement issued to GNS said that on the directions of Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani, a delegation led by Hurriyat General Secretary Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi Thursday visited the affected areas of Budgam and appealed people to observe communal harmony and brotherhood at any cost.
Meanwhile, Tehreek e Hurriyat Jammu Kashmir has strongly condemned the police action against Gool Ramban protesters.
In a statement issued to GNS, Tehreek e Hurriyat spokesperson Ghulam Muhammad Sheikh said that Chairman Hurriyat Syed Ali Shah Geelani and General Secretary Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai have vehemently condemned the highhandedness of SP Doda and have demanded immediate release of arrested persons.
‘Police have resorted to brute force against the protesters at Ramban and have arrested many youth who are being implicated in false cases,’ the spokesperson quoted Syed Ali Geelani as having said, adding that the arrested youth be released at earliest.