SRINAGAR: APHC chairman, Syed Ali Geelani while blaming state authorities for pushing people to stone age, said that it is one more ploy to cover up the atrocities inflicted by government forces.
Geelani criticized restrictions on access to social media sites and said that it is one more act of state sponsored terrorism. There is no justification to deny access to social media and it tantamount to denial of fundamental rights, he said.
Geelani said instead of addressing the basic cause of political uncertainty in state,they are entangled with issues of no importance and off shoots arising out of that .
The situation has been as such ever since Indian forces occupied our state, he said. It is a lame excuse to attribute present turbulence with social media.:
Geelani questioned how ban on internet will bring peace to state. It wont help you and the only option left is to ascertain the peoples aspiration and these patchworks, cosmetic approach and restricting access to social media will prove counterproductive, added Geelani.
Commenting over prevailing situations, Geelani said that in recent past we had no network sites but still the state was on boil because of denying basic rights and for political uncertainty.
Geelani while slamming policy makers in Delhi, said that they are fully aware that gag on social media is a futile exercise, however by restricting access to social media, are deliberately ruining our economy and education sector. It is one more ploy to conceal facts and cover human rights violations in state & atrocities inflicted by forces, he said There are no substantial grounds for the restrictions on social media and said that it was the Indian forces that raided a college in Pulwama.
Blaming forces for their highhandedness, Geelani said that after thrashing a student and using a youth as human shield, forces uploaded these video clips on social media. The forces are creating all the mess and they need to be restricted and held responsible for creating chaos, he said.
Blaming forces for their mischievous activities, Geelani said that they are provoking students to justify their callous actions and highhandedness against innocent civilians. They are provoking students and adding fuel to fire, added Geelani and blamed forces for Shopian college episode, Geelani said.
Hurriyat chairman in his appeal to international human rights organizations asked to intervene and take cognizance of social media bane in state.
Geelani Pays Tribute To Aman Ullah Khan
Syed Ali Geelani paid rich tributes to founder and prominent leader of JKLF late Aman Ullah Khan and said that he was a man of principle and pursued mission of freedom with zeal and extreme passion.
Praying for great leader, Geelani said that he was an ideological leader and better option to pay tributes to late leader is that we must follow right to self-determination with commitment, full strength and dedications.
Tehreek-E-Hurriyat Condemns Slapping PSA On Its Leaders
Tehreek-e-Hurriyat strongly condemned slapping of one more Public Safety Act on its leaders, Abdul Hamid Para and Danish Ahmad Malik.
Both leaders were shifted to Kot Bhalwal jail. Tehreek-e-k Hurriyat said that state judiciary though bailed out these leaders, however state authorities show no regard for court rulings and instead it is lawlessness that rules the roast, said Tehreek-e-Hurriyat.
THK said that Ab Hamid Para is languishing in jail since one and half year, while as Danish Ahmad Malik was arrested during peoples uprising in 2016.
Party disclosed that their cases were quashed by judiciary, however were re-arrested and detained in police stations. Statement said that authorities invoked PSA against both and shifted to Jammu. There is no legal justification for this, said THK and termed it worst kind of state terrorism. Party said, though international community has declared PSA a black law, however it is vaguely used within state territory and people are detained for pursuing their political ideologies. Tehreek-e-Hurriyat urged international human rights organizations for their cognizance and asked to use its influence for immediate release of all detainees.
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