Geelani Facing Tough Curbs in Delhi Home: Family

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani completed 15 days under house confinement Saturday, with authorities in New Delhi reportedly having put additional restrictions on his communication with family and relatives.

Geelani was put under house arrest at his Delhi residence, soon after parliament attack convict Muhammad Afzal Guru was hanged at Delhi’s Tihar Jail on February 9.

Relatives and family members of the octogenarian leader have expressed concern over the restrictions imposed upon his movement and contact with outside world.

“We are deeply concerned as we have not been able to establish contact with him. Mobile phones of both Geelani Sahab and his wife are not working. Despite repeated attempts we have not been able to contact them”, said son-in-law of Geelani, Muhammad Altaf Shah. He said the family members and friends are deeply anxious as nobody was accompanying the couple at their residence, except the policemen.

“Today we came to know from some sources that even a barber who had gone to the house had not been allowed entry by the police”, he added.

The relatives demanded urgent release of Geelani from the house arrest.

Pertinently, the Tehrik-e-Hurriyat leader M Ashraf Sehrai had Friday said the Hurriyat leaders had not been able to establish contact with Syed Ali Geelani. (KNS)


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