Mufti lost in battle of ideas: Hurriyat G

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) Tuesday said Mufti government has put its chairman Syed Ali Geelani under house arrest since Monday evening.

While terming the action of the state administration as fascism, the spokesman Ayaz Akbar in a statement said that the Mufti’s slogan of “battle of Ideas” has practically come to a nought and he has miserably failed to face the Geelani on political turf.

“Heavy police deployment surrounded the residence of Geelani Sahab and blocked the main entrance gate with the police vehicle. A senior police officer informed the office staff that they have got the orders to imprison the Geelani Sahab in his own house. The police as usual have not produced any kind of court or government order for this arrest and nor they told us that under which Act and which section they have arrested Geelani Sahab,” he said.

While strongly condemning the government action, Akbar said, “After the Tral Friday public rally, the strange uneasiness is felt by the rulers from Delhi to Srinagar and Indian home ministry and its media mafia are spending sleepless nights. From Indian home minister Rajnath Singh to MoS Jitender Singh, everybody is pressurizing Mufti Sayeed for arresting the Geelani Sahab.”

According to the spokesman, Mufti has “at last surrendered before the Indian rulers on every issue be it the removal of AFSPA, return of power projects or  creation of separate townships for Kashmiri Pandits”. 

The Spokesman said that house arrest of Geelani is against all the democratic and moral values and that “this is an act of state terrorism and hooliganism.”

“This is the accepted defeat of Mufti Sayeed and by arresting Geelani Sahab he has actually proven that no pro-Indian politician including him can face the pro-freedom leader of Kashmir on political turf,” he said. 

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