Eidgah Chalo On Friday: Geelani

SRINAGAR: The chairman of the Hurriyat (G), Syed Ali Shah Geelani, has called for a march to the Eidgah in Srinagar on Friday to demand the return of the mortal remains of Muhammad Afzal Guru and JKLF founder Muhammad Maqbool Bhat from the Tihar Jail in Delhi.

In a statement from New Delhi where he is under house arrest, Geelani also made an appeal to the Muslim-dominated areas in the Jammu region to hold peaceful protests and observer a strike in solidarity with the people of the Valley.

The Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, a constituent of the Hurriyat (G) and a party also headed by Geelani, has repeated its call for offering ghaibana namaz-e-jenaza (funeral prayers in absentia) for Guru in his hometown of Sopore in North Kashmir on Tuesday.

“Similar prayers will be held at district and tehsil headquarters also,” a spokesman of the party said.

Meanwhile, the Hurriyat (M) office here said that authorities in New Delhi had impounded the mobile phone of its chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq.

“We are deeply concerned because we have not been able to contact the Mirwaiz who is under house arrest in New Delhi. Authorities there have confiscated his mobile phone as well as that of his driver,” the Hurriyat (M) said.

The alliance condemned the state government’s move to impose unbroken curfew in the Kashmir Valley and muzzle the media and the internet after the execution of Muhammad Afzal Guru in Delhi on Saturday. 

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