‘Continuous restriction on peaceful political activities will have very serious consequences’


Srinagar : Scores of pro-freedom leaders and activists today participated in a silent protest demonstration at Lalchowk which was jointly called by the pro-freedom leadership and registered their protest against the proposal of Sainik and Pandit colonies in Kashmir. To thwart the scheduled joint protest program against the Sainik and Pandit colonies, the police in a crackdown on the pro-freedom people detained dozens of Hurriyat leaders and activists in different police stations, jails or houses. 

While strongly condemning the government actions, Chairman Hurriyat (G) Syed Ali Geelani who is under house arrest said that the continuous restriction over the peaceful political activities in the Jammu & Kashmir is a very dangerous trend which will have very serious consequences. He said that the PDP had swallowed its slogans of “battle of ideas” and the “Goli Nahi Boli” and this party has come up with a dangerous face in Kashmir. Besides using its entire force to suppress its opponents particularly the pro-freedom camp, this party is also misusing the state machinery to its fullest to block any voice raised against its anti-Kashmir policies. 

Syed Ali Geelani cautioned the Mehbooba Mufti and her colleagues that their anti-national activities will have very serious consequences and they too will not escape from those situations. 

Chairman Hurriyat (G) said that PDP has made the Kashmiri nation an easy target for the RSS and have left the entire state on the mercy of these fanatic communal forces. “It is a serious crime and the nation will never forgive them for that”, the statement read. 

Syed Ali Geelani said in the statement that some ministers of PDP have been formally and directly adopted by the Sangh Parivar and have also performed ‘Shudhi’ (baptism) on them.

“They took every order from Nagpur (RSS Headquarters) as a holy verdict and despite knowing all this, the other people in this party are maintaining a criminal silence and to save their chairs, they are deliberately pretending as if they know nothing”, the statement further read. 

Syed Ali Geelani once again cautioned that if the Sainik and Pandit colonies concept is not abandoned, the joint protest program of the pro-freedom leadership will continue and it will be made more effective.



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