SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference lashed out at authorities for disallowing its chairman Syed Ali Geelani from offering Friday prayers saying tall claims of government that resistance leaders are free stand deflated.
“Police chief in his statement had stated that Geelani is now ‘Azad’ but the continuous curbs on his movement proved that they are relying on false propaganda and their tall claims stand deflated,” said Hurriyat spokesperson in a statement.
He said by detaining resistance leaders and placing curbs on their movement, the government was denying them space to stage peaceful protests. “It tantamount to interference in religious matters,” the spokesperson said and appealed international community to raise voice against “massacre” of civilians in Kashmir.
Meanwhile, Geelani in a statement said, “Kashmiris will continue with their struggle till freedom is achieved. The sacrifices of youth won’t go waste and nobody will be allowed to play with their sacrifices.”
Hurriyat chairman appealed to international community to take cognisance of the “brutal” killings and come forward to resolve the Kashmir dispute.
“We want to remind Indian authorities that we are not separating any of its part but want resolution to Kashmir dispute,” he said.
Meanwhile, Syed Ali Geelani and Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai in a joint condolence message expressed deep grief over the demise of mother of Hizb ul Mujahideen leader Imtiyaz Aalam and prayed for departed soul and forbearance to the grieved family to bear the irreparable loss.
Hurriyat strongly condemned the arrest of its executive member Nisar Husain Rather who it said was arrested outside the Hyderpora office on Friday and shifted to unknown destination.
The amalgam also denounced the “extreme torture” on Wali Mohammad Mir, brother of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat activist Ghulam Mohammad Mir allegedly by police and SOG of police station Khurhama.
“Mir was thrashed to pulp and later admitted in Handwara hospital as he had suffered grievous injuries,” Hurriyat said.