SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Friday completed four months under house detention and was, once again, barred from offering Friday prayers, a party spokesman said.
In a statement, a party spokesman termed government imposed restrictions on Geelani’s movement as “human rights violation.”
He appealed Amnesty International and other human rights organization to take cognizance of the issue and use their influence in his release.
“Since Geelani Sahib’s return from Delhi to Kashmir on 15 April, the government has barred him 16th time forcibly from following his religious obligation. Only once he succeeded in offering the congregational prayers,” the spokesman said.
According to the spokesman, the authorities on Friday morning deployed additional police force around the residence of Geelani in Hyderpora.
The Hurriyat(G) criticized Mufti Mohammad Sayed’s battle of ideas of slogan.
“Mufti Sayed has surrendered and has practically accepted the defeat. He can’t face the pro-freedom leadership particularly Syed Ali Geelani on the political turf,” the spokesman said.
“The government can imprison Geelani but can’t contain his ideology,” the spokesman said.
“Geelani Sahib represents the sentiments and aspirations of the majority of Kashmiri people and his ideology is widely accepted in the state,” the spokesman added.