Geelani barred from Friday prayers, again

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference(G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani was once again barred from offering Friday prayers as police kept him under house arrest.
“This is for the 43rd time this year that Geelani sahib could not offer Friday prayers due to police highhandedness,” a spokesman for the Hurriyat faction said in a statement here.
Flaying the government, the spokesman said that it was “brazenly interfering in the religious affairs of Geelani by putting undue curbs on him and preventing him from even offering Friday prayers.”
The spokesman expressed surprise over the “indifference” of human rights bodies to the “illegal house- detention of Geelani .”