Geelani condemns arrest of JNU students

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Srinagar: While strongly condemning the arrest of JNU students union president Kanihiya Kumar, registration of sedition charges against the Sayed Abdul Rehman Gealani and some other students, Hurriyat (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani said that the government action is totally against the democratic claims of India and against the freedom of expression and it has no constitutional and legal justification.

In a statement issued to GNS Geelani said that the students of JNU held a peaceful protest demonstration to express their solidarity with the Kashmiri nation and it is not any crime.

Geelani said that many prominent leaders of India and human rights activists had raised questions over the secret hanging of Mohammad Afzal Guru and had termed it as a judicial murder.

In this perspective, if the students in JNU also express their concern, then how can it be termed as a crime? Detention of JNU student’s union president and slapping of sedition against him is completely a grave injustice with him and this injustice cannot be tolerated in any way.

While demanding immediate release of the arrested student, Geelani said that this action will have serious consequences and its responsibility will be on the Indian government.

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