Geelani placed under house arrest again

Geelani placed under house arrest again

Srinagar: Police on Thursday placed Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani under house detention at his Hyderpora residence.
In a statement, party spokesman Ayaz Akbar said on Wednesday evening a large contingent of police blocked the entrance of Geelani’s residence and informed the staff that Geelani can’t move out of the house. “The detention was once again announced verbally and no court order or any administrative document was produced for this unjust house arrest,” he added.
Condemned the house detention of the party chairman, Akbar said that he (Geelani) was scheduled to address the people at Masjid Hamza Amirakadal on January 2. “It is the sheer hooliganism and is a grave violation of the ones democratic and basic rights,” Akbar said.
“When the peaceful political activities of people are banned then a section of people explore other options which increase the political uncertainty in the state,” he added.
Akbar appealed all the human rights organizations to take serious notice of this “illegal house detention.”
While commenting over the news report published in prominent English daily that “A pro-freedom leader called on People’s Democratic Party patron”, Akbar said that the source which has revealed this information has a moral obligation to identify the leader.
“Otherwise, this type of news creates doubts in the minds of people and it can create misunderstanding about the pro-freedom camp,” he added.

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