SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani has expressed heartfelt grief over the demise of daughter of Late Hurriyat leader Abdul Gani Lone.
“We had cordial and affectionate relations and (the demise) is a personal loss for me,” Geelani said and prayed for heavenly abode of the deceased and forbearance to bereaved family to bear the loss.
Meanwhile, a Hurriyat spokesperson has strongly condemned forces’ action of vandalising properties in Wagud, Tral in south Kashmir, and said that forces are following the “aggressive policies of their masters”.
“Forces barged into the residential houses, thrashed elderly women including innocent kids to pulp. This is a deliberate attempt to harass people and scare them,” the spokesperson said. “However they should know that since 1947, we are facing such situation and these cruelties won’t deter us from our mission.”
On behalf of Geelani, the spokesperson expressed sympathies with victims of violence and impressed upon them to repose faith in Almighty Allah as “He is the only guardian and with His grace, we will emerge as victorious”.
He also strongly condemned the continuous house arrest of Syed Ali Geelani, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, Mohammad Ashraf Laya, chief spokesperson Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar and Mohammad Yusuf Mir, saying “these measures won’t break our resolve”.
Denouncing the detention of Ghulam Mohammad Khan Sopori on “fictitious charges” and slapping one more PSA upon him, the spokesperson said the elderly leader is suffering from multiple ailments.
He criticised authorities for booking the elderly Jama’at-e-Islami leader Sheikh Mohammad Yusuf and slapping 4th PSA upon him in a row, terming it “extreme barbaric, illogical and unethical”.