Pulwama ‘Martyrs Memorial’: Protest After Friday Prayers, Geelani says



Syed Ali Geelani
Syed Ali Geelani

Strongly condemning the “violence, excesses” and arrests by police in Pulwama town, Chairperson All Parties Hurriyat Conference (g) Syed Ali Geelani Tuesday appealed for one hour peaceful protest demonstration after the Friday prayers on 15 January 2016 against the police actions in the district.

Demanding immediate release of all the youth and roll back of all the cases registered against them, Geelani organised a high level committee to hold meetings with the respectable citizens and youth of Pulwama town today. “The delegation at the earliest will meet the Auqaf Committee Members, respectable persons, youths and trade bodies of the Pulwama and will furnish a detailed report to central office in this regard.”

In a statement issued here, Geelani criticized police and administration for making a “simple issue a complicated case and for giving unnecessary hype to it”. “There are more than 500 martyrs graveyards present in Kashmir and they are all marked with memorial boards. Installation of memorial boards has never been any issue anywhere but the Pulwama police and local administration unnecessarily created an issue out on nothing due to which the local people of the district are suffering from last many days.”

Geelani said that Pulwama district particularly from last two years has been “on the radar of the Indian secret agencies and its forces”. “The countless and endless participation of the local people in the funerals of the martyred Mujahideen is giving sleepless nights to these agencies and the policy makers of India,” he said.

The octogenarian Hurriyat leader said, “the policy makers of India have formulated a plan to punish the people of this district for their pro-freedom sentiments. They want to dent the economy of the people of Pulwama which will have direct impact over the freedom sentiments of the people.”

While saluting the “determination and pro-freedom” sentiments of the people and particularly youth of Pulwama, Geelani said, “people have to deal with this kind of situation with extreme wisdom and intellect so that the enemy may not succeed in his evil designs.”


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