Geelani expresses serious concern over fresh arrests in Kashmir


Srinagar, Chairman of Hurriyat (G) Conference Syed Ali Geelani on saturday expressed his concern over the fresh arrests and nocturnal raids by government forces in Kashmir, saying that police authorities are unleashing a reign of terror over innocent civilians. It is highly condemnable, said he and while lamenting at authorities, added that in a desperate move to gain favours from their higher-ups they are surpassing all limits to prove themselves as more loyal than the king.

Strongly condemning the police actions, Geelani said that the reign of terror unleashed against people won’t help, instead it will infuse and rejuvenate more spirits, the spokesman in a statement said.

Geelani condemned the night raids being conducted by the security agencies and said innocent youths were arrested from Pulwama, Koil Seran, Spore, Baramulla and were dragged out of their houses, frisked and arrested.

Geelani said that our youth are being arrested, caged and subjected to extreme physical torture and are being pushed to the wall and consequently there exists no option than to consider other opportunities to give vent to their sentiments.

Commenting on the charge sheet filed by NIA against Shahid Yusuf, Geelani said that he is being implicated on fake grounds for being the son of Hizb chief Syed Salah u Din.

It is sheer injustice and added that Shahid Yusuf has not committed any offence, however, he is being subjected to vengeance because his father is leading the armed struggle.

The present era is comparatively favouring free thinking, civilized and rational approach, however contrary to this, we are reeling under lawless situations where people, resistance leadership, members of traders’ community and even employees are being caged and put behind bars, Geelani said.

Syed Ali Geelani asked New Delhi to shun their egoistic, fanatical politics and heartless approach and show wisdom and acknowledge the ground realities of the long-pending Jammu and Kashmir dispute and asked to resolve issue seeking aspirations of people.

Let India take initiative and honour opinion of its people as they are craving for its honourable solution and acknowledge all its pledges with regards to resolution of Kashmir issue, said Syed Ali Geelani.