Geelani not allowed to offer Friday prayers

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani, who continues to be under house arrest, was again not allowed to offer Friday prayers, a spokesman of the Hurriyat (G) said today.

A Hurriyat (G) spokesman said that it was 43rd Friday today in a row when Geelani was not allowed to offer Friday prayers.

While flaying the administration, spokesman said it is a brazen interference in religious affairs and his continued detention has badly affected his heath.

The Hurriyat (G) spokesman expressed surprise over the functioning of the organizations for Human Rights and said that they failed to deliver their responsibilities and even judiciary too is delaying the justice.

He said that though an election drama is being staged this year, however the continued detention of Geelani has proved that these elections are one-sided game manipulated by forces and in no terms can be called a democratic process.

“Even today in the month of Rabi ul Awwal, Syed Ali Geelani was barred from offering Friday prayers. Since 2010, Syed Ali Geelani continues to be virtually in jail. He was released for a brief period but rearrested without any justification.”

He said: “Hurriyat challenged the illegal house detention of Syed Ali Geelani in the court of law and court reserved its verdict in June 2013.” Hurriyat (G) has questioned the role of the judiciary and said though court has reserved its verdict on June last year; however it is not being disclosed or made public.

“It is a serious issue and violation of basic rights while referring to detention of Syed Ali Geelani said spokesman and added that silence maintained by Human rights organizations is unjustified.”

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