SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Friday termed the slapping of 36th PSA on incarcerated Muslim League chairman and assistant general secretary of the amalgam Masarat Alam Bhat as “state terrorism”, saying it is “highly condemnable”.
Referring to the “prolonged and unlawful detention” of Masarat, Geelani in a statement said, “Alam is languishing in jail since long, however, it is quite disheartening that he is being subjected to vengeance by state authorities.”
Blaming Indian authorities for “unabated human rights violation” in J&K, Geelani said New Delhi is relying on its seven lakh armed forces personnel. He reiterated his pledge to carry the mission of the right to self-determination to its logical end.
Referring to “fake charges” against senior resistance leader Shabir Ahmad Shah by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and extending judicial remand till December 15th by NIA against Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saifullah, Raja Meraj u Din Kalwal, Farooq Ahmed Dar, Shahid-ul-Islam and Nayem Ahmed Khan, the Hurriyat chairman said, “Indian judiciary is not doing fair trial but following its biased approach to satisfy (the) so-called collective conscience of their nation”.
This is “sheer vengeance and bias attitude”, said Geelani. “NIA failed to (provide) any substantial proof against the Hurriyat leaders; hence there is no moral or legal justification to detain them.”
Referring to “illegal detention” of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin’s son Shahid Yousuf, photojournalist Kamran Yousuf and businessman Zahoor Ahmad Watali, Geelani said they were falsely indicted.
“It is extreme unfortunate that on the directions of a callous police officer deputed in district Baramulla, (an) 80-year-old Tehreek-e-Huriyat leader, Shah Wali Mohammad has been detained in police station Sopore. His wife is suffering from cancer, his daughter is handicapped and there is no male member to look after their family,” the Hurriyat chairman said.
Geelani also paid tributes to Hurriyat leaders and activists Muhammad Yousuf Mir, Aasiya Andrabi, Fehmeeda Sofi, Dr Mohammad Shafi Shariati, Dr Muhammad Qassim Faktoo, Ghulam Qadir Bhat, Abdul Ahad Parey, Mohammad Rafiq Ganai, Abdul Gani Bhat, Amir Hamza Shah, Mohammad Yousuf Falahi, Mir Hafeez ullah, Mohammad Yousuf Lone, Raies Ahmad Mir, Shakeel Ahmad Yatoo, Mohammad Rustam Bhat, Mohammad Ramzan Bhat, Ghulam Mohammad Khan Sopori, Mohammad Ramzan Khan, Muzaffar Ahmed Dar, Mushtaq-ul-Islam , Farooq Ahmad Tawheedi, Sajjad Ahmed Bhat, Mushtaq Ahmed Ganai, Salman Yousuf, Manzoor Ahmed Kaloo, Sheikh Mohammad Yousuf, Abdul Khaleq Regu, Ghulam Mohammad Tantrey, Moulana Sarjan Barkati, Naseer Ahmad Ganai and hundreds of others.
“(The) people particularly youth will brave all tyranny and highhandedness of Indian authorities till the mission of freedom is accomplished,” Geelani said.