Forces Have Been Deployed To Create 90’s Like Situation: Geelani


Srinagar: : Expressing solidarity with the families of Bomay Sopore and Begum Bagh Kakpora, Syed Ali Geelani said that the role of police and their track record in past times has always been doubtful in such incidents. Till now not a single culprit was brought to book and it is as such an attempt to cool down the people’s resentment and hush up the case.

In a statement, Geelani expressed his deep anguish over these incident in which forces severely thrashed members of these families. Forces have been deployed to create nineties like situations in villages and towns, said Geelani. Terming it, frustration of authorities and outcome of unprecedented poll boycott by people, Geelani said that forces enjoy backing of their masters & as such are harassing and intimidating civilians. They are following “Dovel Doctrine”, and are accountable to none and while referring to recent video clips uploaded by forces, Geelani said that they are doing this under well thought plan to harass civilians and particularly our youth.

Rejecting to these incidents & police version, Geelani said there will be no truth in the police version and they are equally responsible for the incident and their main aim is to shelve such cases.

There seems to be no letup and unless these cases are investigated by impartial agencies there are every apprehension that these incidents will be repeated and will go unnoticed, asserted Geelani.

Meanwhile, reacting to the continued arrest of senior pro-freedom leader, Gh Mohammad Khan Sopori, Hurriyat Conference (G) said that 75-year-old leader is suffering from multiple ailments and expressed serious concern about his deteriorating condition.

In its appeal to international Red Cross and ICRC, Hurriyat (G) impressed to take cognizance and to play their role in his release & proper treatment.

Spokesman, Ayaz Akbar on Wednesday, while terming the approach of state authorities against Khan Sopori as vendetta & said that he is being harassed on one pretext or the other. Authorities seized his residential house and Khan Sopori even though filed a case in judiciary, however, court is yet to deliver its verdict, instead justice is not delivered.

Khan Sopori & his family are moving from pillar to post and living a miserable life in a rented room, said Hurriyat. It is extremely unfortunate that neither his property is returned nor any justice is delivered to desperate family.

Hurriyat Conference (G) termed it a sheer violation of human rights, saying that there is no space for this kind of injustice in any civilized society.

Khan Sopori was arrested three months ago, and police slapped infamous PSA without taking consideration of his age, was shifted to Kotbhalwal Jammu.

He is seriously ill and no proper treatment is provided to Sopori, said Hurriyat (G). If any untoward happens to elderly leader, authorities shall have to face consequences, said Hurriyat.

Demanding immediate release of Khan Sopori and other pro-freedom leaders and activists, Hurriyat in its appeal to human rights organization asked to take their cognizance and use their good offices in this regard.

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