Geelani denounces sealing of Jamia Masjid

Demands release of all detainees before Eid



Srinagar, Jun 23 : Syed Ali Geelani on Friday denounced sealing of Jamia Masjid, laying restrictions and placing resistance leadership under house arrest.It is unacceptable and unjustified, said Geelani and added that local administration is practically nonexistent while as those sitting in Nagpur rule the roost. Geelani who continues to be under house arrest since past several years, blamed authorities for waging war against people.

Strongly criticizing unjustified house arrest of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Mohamad Ashraf Sehrai, Shabir Ahmad Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Mohamad Ashraf Laya, Geelani said that they are continuously being put under house arrest by authorities and barred from offering their religious obligations.

Criticizing state administration for their double dealing and fascist mindset, Geelani said that on one hand huge expenses are being incurred and special provisions are being made to facilitate Yatra and on the other, restrictions and curfew like restrictions are imposed and people bared from offering prayers even on Jummat-ul-Wida.

He said that a particular band of administration in New Delhi representing Hindu radicals is desperate to letdown the sentiments and disrespect the religious faith of people in Muslim dominated state.

Referring to Yom-e-Quds and Yom-e-Kashmir, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman said that both Kashmir and Palestine were forcibly occupied by tyrant forces and added that Zionists forces in Palestine and Gaw Rakshaks and Hindu fascist elements in Kashmir are carrying genocide of innocent people in a methodical manner.

Deploring international community for their criminal silence about troublesome situations and pathetic condition in Jammu & Kashmir, Syed Ali Geelani said that they are not taking any serious and sincere steps, instead relying on mere lip service.

Syed Ali Geelani demanded immediate release of all detainees before Eid festival, & said that hundreds of leaders and activists have been lodged in far-flung areas of Jammu.
Terming the approach of authorities as sheer extremism, Geelani added that infamous PSA is being repeatedly slapped on political activists.

Referring to continuous detention of Masarat Aalam Bhat, Dr Gh Mohammad Bhat , Mohammad Rustum Bhat , Syeda Aasiya Andrabi, Fahmeeda Sofi, Ameer Hamza Shah, Mir Hafiz Ullah , Mohammad Yusuf Falahi, Raies Ahmad Mir ,Mohammad Shaban Dar , Mohammad Yusuf Lone Ab Gani Bhat , Danish Malik , Mushtaq Ahmad Hura, Mohd Rafiq Ganai, Showkat Ahmad Hakim , Tariq Ahmad Gaia, Mohammad Yusuf Bhat ,Mohammad Yusuf Makroo, Mohammad Amin Ahangar, Ab Hamid Parey, Sarjan Barkati, Mohammad Shafi Wagey, Mushtaq Ahmad Khandey, Showkat Ahmad, Mohammad Shafi Khan, Assad Ullah Parey, Manzoor Ahmad Bhat, Salman Yusuf, Mufti Ab Ahad ,Gh Hassan shah, Hakim u Rehman , Manzoor Ahmad Kaloo, Gh Mohammad Tantrey, Pervez Ahmad Kaloo, Ab Khaliq Regu, Ab Aziz Ganai, Gh Hassan Malik, Bashir Ahmad Bhat , Mushtaq Ahmad Mir ,Mohammad Ashraf Beg, Mohammad Ramzan Mir, Siraj U Din, Mohammad Sideeq, Safeer Ahmad Lone, Showkat Ahmad Dar, Shakil Ahmad Yatoo, Javed Ahmad Filey, Nazir Ahmad Mantoo, Mufti Nadeem, Mohammad Amin Parey, Mohammad Amin Ahangar, Imtiyaz Ahmad, Bashir Ahmad Sofi, Meraj u Din Nanda and scores others, Syed Ali Geelani said that since long these prisoners are languishing in different jails.




In most of cases the detainees were bailed out and their dossiers were quashed by judiciary, however authorities instead of honoring court orders are ignoring all norms and rules, hence detainees are not released and slapped with PSA to prolong their detention.
Many detainees, though no charge sheet filed against them, are languishing in jails since long under the lame excuse of preventive custody, said Geelani.

Meanwhile, Syed Ali Geelani expressed deep grief over the demise of the mother Mass Movement chairman Fareeda Behan Ji and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul and forbearance to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss. While paying tributes to departed soul, Syed Ali Geelani extended his condolences and sympathy with bereaved family and said that she was a devout lady and her sacrifices for freedom movement are praiseworthy.

Meanwhile on the directions of Syed Ali Geelani a deputation comprising of Ab Hamid Magrey, Omer Adil Dar, Syed Imtiyaz Hyder, Sajjad Ahmad and Nisar Ahmad visited bereaved family and condoled the demise. (KNS)


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