10th consecutive Friday;Geelani barred from offering congregational prayers


Srinagar: Chairman All Parties Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani continues to remain under the house imprisonment and he was on Friday forcibly barred by the police from participating in the Friday congregational prayers. 

“It is the tenth consecutive Friday in 2016 when the 86 years old pro-freedom leader was stopped from his important religious obligation.”

While strongly condemning the government actions, Hurriyat spokesman Ayaz Akbar said that Mehbooba Mufti has adopted the same policies against the Geelani Sahab which her late father Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and Mr. Omer Abdullah had followed so far and he continues to serve the illegal detention without any legal or constitutional justifications. This process was started in 2010 and it continues from the last 6 years. Hurriyat spokesman also criticized the government for the continuous house arrest of Hurriyat Secretary General Shabir Ahmad Shah and said that he is being subjected to the political vengeance ever since he had joined the Hurriyat conference and his activities have been completely banned.

Hurriyat Conference appeals the human rights organizations to take serious notice of the illegal detention of Syed Ali Geelani, Shabir Ahmad Shah and the other political detainees of Kashmir and use their influence for their release. (CNS)


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