Condemns detention of party leaders, activists
SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Saturday underwent a medical check-up at SKIMS Soura here.
Hurriyat spokesperson in a statement said Geelani, who is suffering from multiple ailments, also underwent a thorough urology check-up and doctors attending him advised ultrasound and other medical investigations to assess the extent of infection of various organs. He was accompanied by his son Syed Naseem Geelani.
“Geelani has a pacemaker and, as such, after the interval of three months needs cardiac check-up to assess its function,” he said.
After the check-up, the spokesperson said, Geelani visited the ailing JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik, who is also admitted in the hospital, to inquire about his health condition. He prayed for Malik’s speedy recovery.
Meanwhile, Hurriyat said that police detained its chief spokesperson Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar who was lodged at police station Shergarhi. “Scores of pro-freedom leaders including Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai and Mohammad Ashraf Laya are under house detention since last week.”
“Police arrested Umer Aadil Dar and Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leader Shah Wali Mohammad and detained them in Nowgam and Sopore police stations while as Hurriyat leaders Mohammad Yaseen Ataiee and Syed Imtiyaz Haider were also arrested and lodged in police station Budgam,” the statement said.
Criticising authorities, Hurriyat termed the detentions as “undemocratic and unconstitutional”, saying that “repressive and arbitrary” measures won’t deter them from pursuing their mission.
Hurriyat strongly condemned the re-arrest of Javed Ahmad Mir (Lolab) who it said was lodged in district jail Kupwara and was released by court on bail. “However soon after his release, police rearrested him from his residence and shifted to unknown destination,” amalgam said.
The conglomerate strongly condemned the arrest of three close relatives of Nazir Ahmad Khaja (Seelu Sopore) including his brother –in-laws Mohammad Maqbool, Mohammad Asadullah, and Khizir Mohammad, saying that Nazir Ahmad is a prominent party activist.
“Police action is based on political vendetta. His (Nazir’s) brother was arrested some 20 days ago and till now is in police custody,” Hurriyat said.