Geelani-called seminar on UN Resolutions blocked

Geelani-called seminar on UN Resolutions blocked
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Srinagar: The J&K government did not allow ailing Hurriyat Conference chief, Syed Ali Geelani, to hold a seminar on the resolutions passed by the United Nations (UN) on Kashmir.

Reports said that huge deployment of government forces was made outside the residence-cum-office of Geelani on Thursday morning to disallow people from entering the venue.

“Our top leaders and activists have been detained since Tuesday night,” a Hurriyat Conference member told the Kashmir Reader.

“The aim of the seminar: ‘Resolution of Kashmir Dispute in The Light of Right to Self Determination’ was to deliberate over the 18 Kashmir resolutions which were passed in UN since 1948,” he said. “But the seminar, which was a peaceful and was to be held inside the premises of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat office was disallowed.”

Ahead of the scheduled seminar, the government detained Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik who were invited by Geelani to attend the seminar today.

There has been no end to detention of Geelani since long as he has been under house arrest since 2010. Two government forces vehicles have been stationed outside his Hyderpora house where he has been put under house detention. His deputy, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, too is undergoing detention at his Baghat house.