Police disallow Geelani’s press conference


A day after police disallowed Hurriyat (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar to address a press conference at his residence, police today foiled an “emergency press conference” called by Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani at his Hyderpora residence where he continues to remain under detention.

“The police and the state-administration in a bid to appease their masters in New-Delhi sealed off the entire residence-cum-office of Syed Ali Geelani and didn’t allow anybody to enter or to leave the office premises,” said the hurriyat (G) spokesman.

“The press conference was called against the false and baseless allegation of Indian Investigative agency (NIA) and Indian biased media against Syed Ali Geelani, his family and his party men,” the spokesperson said.

He said the police and the state administration too are interested to keep the people in dark and prevent the truth to reach the public and to provide a one-sided chance to the “Indian biased media for character assassination of the pro-freedom leadership of Kashmir.”

The pro-freedom leadership, he said, should also get a chance to counter the “baseless and venomous allegations of the Indian media against them”.

“The state police and administration while giving first preference to their employment and salaries didn’t let the media to enter the residence of Geelani sahab.”

 While lashing out at Indian authorities he said that agencies like NIA are being employed to defame and to delegitimize the real representative character of resistance camp.

Hurriyat Conference, he said, has decided to take legal action against the NIA and Indian media about the character assassination of its leaders and family members.

“The reports and details of properties prepared by NIA, are quite fraud and added that biased media is propagating and promoting cooked and fabricated stories and contrary to this reality is quite different,” said the spokesman.


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