SRINAGAR: Condemned the “autocratic” and “egoistic” behaviour of authorities, Huriyat Conference (G) on Fridaysaid its chairman Syed Ali Geelani was again barred from offering Friday prayers.
In a statement issued here, a spokesman of the conglomerate Ayaz Akbar said since last four years, Geelani continues to be under house arrest and he is not allowed to perform his religious obligation.
“There is no legal, moral, or constitutional justification for curbs on religious obligations. A large contingent of police has been deployed outside Syed Ali Geelani’s residence and it is obvious that administration is not intended to lift these restrictions,” he said.
Referring to court orders, Akbar said, “Even though court in its verdict has declared these curbs as illegal and unethical, the administration is defying all orders,” he said.
He also condemned the continuous detention of Master Ali Mohammad, Ghulam Mohammad Tantray, Haji Ghulam Mohammad, Mohammad Rustum Bhat, Nazir Ahmad Ganai, Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri, Bashir Ahmad Sofi, Abdul Khaliq Regu, Shakeel Ahmad Bhat, Manzoor Ahmad Bhagat, Shakir Ahmad Mir, Shakeel Ahmad Yatoo, Nazir Ahmad Mantoo, Javed Ahmad Faley, Mohammad Amin Parey, Mohammad Yusuf Bhat, Showkat Ahmad Dar, Mohamad Shafi Khan, Mushtaq Ahmad Khandey, and Abdul Majid Rather.
“Court has granted bail to these detainees but the administration is harassing and subjecting them to vengeance,” he said.
The spokesman also ridiculed the statement of chief minister Mehbooba Mufti that those bailed out by court won’t be re-arrested. “It is a brazen lie. Her statement about detainees is deceptive and misleading,” he said.
He appealed to ICRC, Red Cross and international human rights organisations to take cognisance of the detainees (of Kashmir) and use influence for their release.