SRINAGAR:Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani on Tuesday expressed his dismay over the Saudi Arabia’s decision to allow open cinema theatres in the Kingdom, saying “the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) started his pious mission from this sacred land against infidels and polytheism and purified this land from all evils”.
In a statement, Geelani said opening movie theatres is “un-Islamic” move and against the norms of Islam particularly keeping in view the religious sanctity of the region.
“The move is quite disheartening and unacceptable,” Geelani said. “Rulers in Saudi Arabia being the custodian of Holy places Makkah and Madina need to take care (of these matters).”
“It is quite unfortunate that the present ruling elite are allowing and promoting same obscene culture which Islam has prohibited,” Geelani said.
Meanwhile, the Hurriyat chairman expressed deep grief over the killing of a woman Misra in Handwara during an encounter, accusing forces of resorting to disproportionate and unjustified force against peaceful civilians.
“It is highly condemnable,” Geelani said while expressing his condolence and sympathy with the grieved family.
Blaming government forces for unleashing terror, the veteran resistance leader said continuous bloodshed is the outcome of “forced occupation”. “Innocent killing is sheer state terrorisms. Authorities feel happy by resorting to excessive, reckless, unjustified use of force against peaceful and unarmed civilians in Kashmir, which is highly condemnable,” he said.
Expressing solidarity with the bereaved family, Geelani said the killers roam free without any accountability. “These forces have turned the state into a slaughter house,” he said.
Referring to recent threatening statements from Indian leadership, Geelani said since then the situation has taken an ugly turn and killing graph has gone up.
Meanwhile on Geelani’s directions, a deputation led by Bashir Ahmad Qureshi, Saif u Din Mir and Abdul Ahad visited Unsu Handwara and expressed condolence with the bereaved family of Misra Begum.