Geelani demands release of 31 Natnoosa inhabitants

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani on Wednesday lashed out at police authorities for detaining 31 youth in Nathnoosa, Baramulla and shifting them to different jails.
“It is state sponsored terrorism,” said Geelani adding “and this sheer lawlessness illustrates the egoistic and autocratic behaviour of state authorities.”
Ridiculing police for its “heartless” approach, Geelani said that it is injustice that mourners are barred from sharing their grief for “martyrs” and even were not allowed to offer their last rituals.
“It is shocking that police have filed cases against those who participated in martyr’s funeral prayers,” Geelani said.
Geelani in his statement expressed his deep anguish over thrashing of students and teaching staff in Lassipora Pulwama and said there are distressing reports from every part of Kashmir that forces are creating situation horrifying like that of nineties.
Urging immediate release of Nathnoosa youth, Syed Ali Geelani said that authorities have converted state into a big jail & every soul here feels insecure in such horrifying circumstances.
Geelani said that records reveal and District Baramulla lists top where people have been slapped with Public Safety Act and detained in jails. “The authorities have turned Baramulla Joint interrogation centre into a slaughter house & people are subjected to extreme torture,” Geelani said.
While referring to some top police officers, Geelani said “they are harassing the civilian population and taking undue advantage of their post and position”.