Geelani condemns use of forces against civilians

Geelani condemns use of forces against civilians
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Appeals affluent families to take care of needy

SRINAGAR: Strongly condemning the use of excessive force and crackdown against civilian population particularly in south Kashmir, Hurriyat Conference Chairman Syed Ali Geelani Thursday said that authorities weren’t even allowing people to celebrate Eid.
In a statement, Geelani expressed concern over increasing use of “repressive measures” against civilians, students, and continuous detention of pro-freedom activists.
Condemning the police action against students of Handwara college, Geelani said authorities have waged war against the population, especially students.
Strongly criticizing the NIA, Geelani said that Shabir Ahmad Shah, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saif ullah, Raja Meraj u Din, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Shahid-ul Islam, Farooq Ahmad Dar have been kept under unlawful custody.
Calling it a ploy to malign pro-freedom leadership, Geelani criticized NIA for repeated summoning of members of business community, and Noor Mohamad Kalwal, Nayeem Geelani and Naseem Geelani and added that these tactics won’t “cow down spirits and passions of pro-freedom leadership”.
Geelani also asked affluent families to take care of families of prisoners, martyrs and underprivileged families.



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