Geelani Suspends Nayeem Khan from Hurriyat


Srinagar: Syed Ali Geelani led Hurriyat Conference Saturday suspended one of its constituent party, National Front from basic membership of the conglomerate. The suspension will come into force with immediate effect in Srinagar and Hurriyat chapter of Pakistan controlled Azad Kashmir.

“People in Jammu & Kashmir are following movement as they are performing their other religious obligations”, said Geelani in an apparent reference to a video clip telecasted by a Delhi based news channel, adding that “was an attempt to defame our cherished movement.”

We summoned all constituent members including Nayeem Ahmad Khan to facilitate him to keep his view point before executive body, however police authorities did not allow leaders to hold a meeting at his residence in Hyderpora.

Syed Ali Geelani said that “though Nayeem Ahmad Khan in a press conference has raised questions over the veracity of the said clip, in pursuance of special power vested in me as chairman and until the clarification of all related issues come to fore, the membership will remain suspended. It is my moral duty and as a supreme head of forum I am obliged to fulfill assigned duties.”

“However, it is my duty to aware my nation that Indian media is a biased and not trustworthy. They are working for Indian agencies and as mouthpiece for fanatical forces,” the statement quoting Geelani reads.

Ridiculing Indian media for what he called its partial and biased reporting Geelani said, “they are promoting colonial mindset” & added that Indian media is ‘hellbent to bring bad name to leadership and defame ongoing freedom struggle.”

“Indian media is relying on lies and concocted & sensational stories about money transactions are being telecasted”, said Geelani and added that these “baseless stories are far from realities.”

“They are desperate to defame our righteous movement, said Geelani and added that it is a deliberate attempt to mislead international community and a part of their frivolous game to involve Pakistan”, he said.

Geelani admitted that no doubt Pakistan is a prime party to the issue and supports us on political and moral grounds. It is not possible for India to implicate us as ours is an indigenous movement and damaging propaganda won’t have any adverse effect over its credibility, said Geelani.

Geelani said that the uprising in 2016 was not preplanned and nor was it instigated by Pakistan but a spontaneous reaction from people to the killing of commander Burhan. “During five months long uprising, people braved pellets and bullets. They were massacred and even scores of youth sacrificed their eyesight. Our people are not doing all this just for fun but it is a sacred sentiment and passion that people follow”, said Geelani.

Blaming Govt of India for continuous bloodshed, Geelani said that its stubborn attitude is root cause for prevailing mayhem.

“We need resources to combat military might of India and mostly we raise all funds from local sources to pursue our movement”, he said.

Police disallows Hurriyat meeting

 Hurriyat Conference said that police on Saturday foiled scheduled meeting of resistance leaders at Hyderpora.

The statement issued said that state authorities are not even allowing resistance leaders to have a formal meet and while terming it vandalism and bullying, spokesman said that a meeting was called to discuss a video clip that was telecasted by an Indian TV channel.

All constituent members were formally summoned, however police in large contingents blocked all roads leading to the office which had already been sealed off. No one including executive members and even office bearers were allowed to move forward and were turned back.

Spokesman while strongly condemning authorities, said that their approach against pro-freedom camp would further elevate the level of uncertainty in state. “Uncalled for restrictions against leadership is creating chaos”, said spokesman adding it has deflated the claims of so-called democracy of India and its henchmen in state.

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