Protest peacefully after Friday prayers, urges Geelani


Srinagar: Geelani led Hurriyat on Thursday appealed for peaceful protests after Friday prayers against the continued ‘detention’ of Handwara minor girl, not arresting of forces personnel involved in the ‘murder’ of five innocent youth in Handwara and Kupwara, ‘unjust’ suspension of five government employees and not allowing the funeral prayers of the departed JKLF leader, Aman-ul-llah Khan.  

“A new chapter of the PDP-BJP government had unleashed a reign of terror and hardships in the state and the army and police has been given a free hand,” Geelani said in a press statement. “The government forces snatched five precious lives in the Handwara massacre without punishing the guilty.”

He said the government announced an enquiry commission in traditional way but no serious efforts were made in this regard. 

“The devious politics and these types of politicians have nothing to do with the life and death of the common masses,” he said. “ntil our nation will learn from its mistakes and remove its weaknesses and they will learn to differentiate between right and wrong, our path to freedom will get lengthened.”

Geelani raised question over the continuous detention of the Handwara girl and said that the custody of the affected girl put a big question mark over the authenticity of the video clip recorded in the police station and which was aimed to divert the attention of the people from the innocent killings. “Now the truth is slowly coming to fore that the police under a well thought out plan had tried to mislead the people and are still covering the truth,” he said.

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