Srinagar: Senior pro-freedom leader Syed Ali Geelani termed the government restrictions on the funeral (in absentia) of JKLF leader Amanullah Khan as the ‘worst kind of state terrorism’ and a direct interference in the religious affairs of people.
In a statement issued here, Geelani said the state government has no respect for moral values as people are even prevented from offering funeral prayers. “Practically, the state is ruled by martial law. It is gunda raj and the police are acting more loyal than the king. Any deceased person in a civilised society is paid last rites in a respected way but in Kashmir this too is banned. Allah will never forgive the government for this sin,” he said.
Chairman, JKLF, Yasin Malik also termed the restrictions on as a glaring example of the state government’s ‘short sightedness, low mentality, moral degradation and frustration ’.
In a statement, Malik said that the PDP regime had “crossed every limit of oppression and has actually beaten all previous records. PDP rulers following their Nagpur masters have lost every bit of honor,” he said.
A faction of the JKLF ( R ) led by Farooq Ahmad Dar condemned the state authorities for ‘unwanted curbs on funeral prayers’ of late Amanullah Khan. He said that the government claims of being democratic are hollow as nowhere in the world were curbs and restrictions imposed on religious obligations.