SRINAGAR: Reacting to the statement of Myanmar’s leader Aang San Suu Kyi comparing Rohingya issue with Kashmir, Hurriyat Conference chairman, Syed Ali Geelani Friday said that equating Rohingya Muslims with Kashmir issue was unjustified and instead of “looking this issue through a specific prism, they should take into considerations all aspects of human values.”
He hailed people for taking out Rohingya solidarity protests in Kashmir and criticised use of “excessive force” used against peaceful protestors.
Geelani said that every human being has a democratic and moral right to raise voice and protest for oppressed and hapless nations.
In a statement issued here, Geelani also asked UN and international rights groups to take cognizance of the brutalities perpetrated on Rohingya Muslims.
Senior Hurriyat leader and activists including Nisar Hussain Rather, Molvi Bashir Irfani, Molvi Bashir Ahmad Qureshi, Meraj-u-Din Rabbani, Syed Mohammad Shafi, Imtiaz Ahmed Shah, Rafiq Owasi, Mudasir Nadvi and Ramiz Raja led the peaceful protest demonstrations in Hyderpora Srinagar against the genocides of Rohingya Muslims.
In another statement, Hurriyat led by Geelani criticized continuous detention of Tehreek-e-Huriyat activists Umar Adil Dar and Sajjad Ahmed Bhat.
A Hurriyat spokesman said that authorities were subjecting them to political vendetta. He said that Umar Adil Dar has been detained in police station Humhama while as Sajjad Ahmad Bhat is languishing in police station Qamarwari for the last 15 days.
The spokesman also denouncing the police action against resistance leadership including Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Molana Umar Farooq and Mohd Yasin Malik and said that arresting or placing leader house arrest tantamount to acceptance of defeat by NIA.