Geelani prevented from offering Friday prayers

Srinagar: Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani continued to remain under house imprisonment on Friday and was forcibly prevented from participating in the Friday prayers.

A Huriyat (G) spokesman while strongly condemning the government actions, said that the continuous house detention of Geelani has no legal or constitutional justifications and the police has held him captive merely on the gun point.
Hurriyat spokesman Ayaz Akbar said that after staying in New Delhi for about two months in connection with his health checkups, Geelani returned to Srinagar on April 6 and since then, he is under the police detention at his residence.
“In this period of one and a half month, he has not been allowed to come out of his house even for a single day and he has missed 7 Friday prayers during this period,” Ayaz said. He said that on Friday’s, additional police force is called-in to prevent the 86 years old man from coming out of his house to offer the Friday congregational prayers.
Hurriyat spokesman said that as usual the government had not given any reason or grounds for the illegal house detention of Geelani till date and the police again have no court orders or any government document to justify the imprisonment of the Hurriyat Chairman.