SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Monday criticised authorities for closing private coaching centres for three months, saying this illustrates their “egoistic” approach.
In a statement, Geelani accused state administration of following RSS agenda and said this “dictatorial” order is aimed at ruining the future of students.
He accused authorities of hatching conspiracies and said they failed to deliver any good. “Their activities are aimed at pleasing their masters in New Delhi. All orders are being issued from Nagpur and the state authorities are pushing youth to the wall.”
Geelani termed it ridiculous and shameful for authorities to blame students for stone throwing, saying the state directive carries no sense. “The state authorities while destroying all sectors including business, education and economical activities are fomenting trouble and making situations explosive,” he said.
Referring to private coaching centres, Hurriyat chairman said exceptions are everywhere. “Leaving aside a few drawbacks, these institutions have contributed a lot in reforming the society while as corruption and nepotism is the hall mark for government-sponsored institutions. These private coaching centres can contribute a lot if they follow sacred values instead of business interests.”
Meanwhile, Geelani condemned the arrest of Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) chairperson Syeda Aasiya Andrabi and her personal secretary Fehmeeda Sofi and demanded their immediate release.
“The state government is at war with the pro-freedom people of the state and her detention was an acceptance of defeat on part of those who were bragging about the slogans battle of ideas,” Geelani said.
Geelani also expressed deep grief over the demise of the wife of Hurriyat Conference PaK Convenor Ghulam Mohammad Safi, and expressed condolence and solidarity with the bereaved family.