Martyrs Day: Geelani Arrested on Way to Naqushbandh Sahib

   

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Naqushbandh Sahib March

Clamping down on the resistance leadership, Government arrested ailing Hurriyat Conference (g) chairperson Syed Ali Geelani at Hyderpora.

On the eve of Martyrs Day, Geelani had called for Naqushbandh Sahib in Old Srinagar.

He along with scores of his associates started march towards the Martyrs Graveyard at Naqushbandh Sahib where 21 Martyrs of 1931 are buried.

“However, a large posse of police and CRPF personnel were already deployed in Hyderpora area and outside Geelani Sahab’s residence,” local sources said. “Forces swung in to action and arrested Geelani Sahab, Pir Saifullah and Imtiyaz Hyder were taken to Humhama police station.”

Geelani Arrested

On the occasion, Geelani condemned the “oppressive measures of puppet government of Ms Mehbobba”.

Local witnesses said that Geelani paid tributes to martyrs of 1931 and slain militant commander Burhan Wani.

“Kashmiris have given sacrifices in lakhs and won’t deter to give more for the long cherished goal of Azaadi,” he said before being whisked away by police to Humhama Police Station.

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