Srinagar: All Parties Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Thursday strongly condemned the arrest of four sons and son- in-law of United Jihad Council Chief Syed Salah-u-Din
Geelani in a statement termed the move as “desperate attempt” on the part of India “to intimidate pro-freedom leadership.”
The APHC Chairman said, Syed Salahuddin is a forerunner and a prominent figure in freedom movement and has dedicated his whole life for the sacred cause. “It is a vain attempt to break and weaken Syed Salahuddin’s commitment to the movement,” he said, reiterating that such suppressive measures could not dampen the passion and commitment of the pro-freedom leadership.
Geelani stated that last year on October 23 his elder son Syed Shahid Yusuf was arrested by same agency on fabricated charges and detained him in Tihar jail and subjected to extreme physical torture.
Appealing international community to take cognisance of arbitrary measures adopted by New Delhi, Geelani impressed them to intervene and rescue civilians from the political vendetta.
Meanwhile Tehreek-e-Huriyat expressed deep grief over the demise of a former Hizb ul Mujahideen activist Mohammad Yunis Bhat, of Khonmouh, Pampore. Recalling his services for ongoing freedom movement, spokesman said that his sacrifice and commitment is praiseworthy and his untimely death is a great loss for movement and will be remembered for his highest degree of character.
Tehreek-e-Huriyat district president Mohammad Rafiq Owasi led his funeral prayers at his ancestral graveyard in Pampore.