Geelani completes 7 years ‘illegal’ house detention

Geelani completes 7 years ‘illegal’ house detention
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Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani has completed seven years of house detention on Friday, Hurriyat spokesperson told Kashmir Reader.
The amalgam’s spokesperson Ayaz Akbar said that Geelani has been deprived of religious, political and social rights by ‘jailing’ him at his home.
“During these seven years of unofficial and illegal detention, he was not even allowed to carry out his political, religious and social activities,” Akbar said.
Many of his relatives and friends died during these years, but he could not visit any of those families as he was not permitted to step outside his Hyderpora- office-cum residence, he said.
Akbar said the long detention has taken toll on the health of ailing leader.
The 87-year-old leader already suffers from multiple ailments including kidney problems, heart ailment and bronchitis. His one kidney and gallbladder were removed while half of his lone kidney was removed after it developed malignancy in 2007. He is on pacemaker implanted in 1997. Known as staunch pro-Pakistan supporter, he did not shy away from opposing former Pakistan president General Parvez Musharraf’s four-point formula.
“There is no court or any official order of the detention. It is government’s will,” he said.

 

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