Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Wednesday criticized detention of 31 youngsters in Nathnoosa and shifting them to Baramulla and Handwara jails. “It is state sponsored terrorism,” Geelani said adding sheer lawlessness illustrates the egoistic and autocratic behaviour of state authorities.
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 their funeral prayers, were convicted and detained, he said.
Geelani expressed deep anguish over thrashing of students and teaching staff in Lassipor Pulwama and said there are distressing reports from north Kashmir that forces are creating situation horrifying like that of nineties.
Urging immediate release of Nathnoosa youth, Geelani said that authorities have converted state into big jail and every soul here feels insecure in such horrifying circumstances. “Forces, police and other agencies feel free and unaccountable for their misdeeds. It is quite strange that those carrying the dead bodies of martyrs were implicated and lodged in jail,” Geelani said.