‘Kashmir is a Human, Political Issue, Force Can’t Solve It,’ Geelani tells Police



geelani-pic-saveAlleging that police have become a “terrorizing” force in Jammu and Kashmir, Chairperson All Parties Hurriyat Conference (g) Syed Ali Geelani Sunday strongly condemned the midnight raids of police in Pulwama and Palhallan, vandalizing of dozens of houses, arrest of dozens of youth during the nocturnal raids and subjecting them to “severe custodial torture” in the police stations.

“Police have become a terrorizing force for the common people in Kashmir and they are detaining and torturing youths in a brutal way,” he said in a statement issued by Hurriyat Conference (g) this evening.

While demanding immediate release of all the detained youth, Geelani cautioned that the “terrorism of the police” is not going to solve the issues “but it will instead further complicate the situations and it is becoming the main reason for increase in the political uncertainty and instability in the state”.

Geelani expressed his deep concern and anguish that the police department is although meant to maintain peace and protect the lives and property of the common people “but in Jammu & Kashmir this force is acting contrary to that and to appease the authorities in New Delhi and the local masters here, they are at war with their own people. Jammu & Kashmir police have become the private force of the pro-Indian politicians and they show no respect towards the constitution and judiciary”.

He, however, while addressing the police said, “the Kashmir dispute is not the issue of law and order but it is a human as well as political issue which can’t be solved with the help of the gun or force.”


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