SRINAGAR: Police on Sunday detained general secretary of Tehreek-i-Hurriyat TeH, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai near Watlab in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.
In a statement, a spokesperson of TeH “condemned the arrest of Sehrai who was on way to attend Seerat Conference in Bandipora.”
“Police detained Sehrai Sahib and his two associates near Watlab and didn’t allow them to attend the Seerat Conference,” the statement said.
“Despite his arrest, the programme went ahead and Geelani Sahib addressed it telephonically from New Delhi,” it added.
In his speech, Geelani “condemned the detention of Sehrai and described it as “interference in religious affairs.”
Throwing light on various aspects of biography of the holy prophet, Geelani said that “prophet Mohammad (SAW) was the practical interpretation of the holy Quran.”
Geelani stressed upon reading, understanding and spreading the message of Quran.
The Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, also appealed people to boycott upcoming elections in the state.
“The people who seek votes from you are the ones who are responsible for the killing of thousands of our youth, outraging the chastity of our mothers, sisters and daughters and spreading of liquor and drugs in Kashmir,” Geelani said.
“Besides this, India has no right to conduct parliamentary elections in the state because Jammu and Kashmir is not the part of India,” Geelani said.