SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani was not allowed to offer Friday prayers due to continued house-detention. Condemning the “autocratic and egoistic behavior” of rulers and its authorities, a spokesman of the Huriyat said Geelani is not being allowed to offer Friday prayers for the last several years.
“It was in Omar Abdullah’s regime that curbs and restrictions were imposed and pro-freedom leader was barred from offering prayers. This practice was followed by then Chief Minister, late Mufti Syed and now Mehbooba Mufti too is following the same policy,” spokesman said.
The spokesman said the coalition led by PDP and BJP has turned state virtually into a big jail and more than six hundred pro-freedom leaders and activists are still languishing in different jails. “More than a hundred detainees were bailed out by the court, however, police didn’t release them and are lodged in police lockups,” the spokesman said.