Hurriyat decries curbs on Modi’s visit
SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelanion Saturday paid tributes to ‘Shaheed-e-Millat’ Moulana Muhammad Farooq, ‘Shaheed-e-Hurriyat’ Khawja Abdul Gani Lone and Hawal martyrs, on their anniversary, praying for highest place in Jannah for them.
“The best way to pay tributes to the our martyrs is that we should continuously and tirelessly pursue the cause of our freedom struggle and we should not indulge in any such activity as has any possibility of harming or damaging our precious and countless sacrifices in the field of our movement,” Geelani said in a statement issued here.
“I have met Moulana Farooq Sahib many times while as Lone Sahab and I had spent a long time together. I admire the services of the family of Moulana Farooq Sahab which they have done in the propagation and spreading the message of peace (Islam) in Kashmir and I have always extolled the natural talent and courage of Abdul Gani Lone Sahab. I pray to Almighty Allah to grant them best place in Jannah,” he said.
Meanwhile, a spokesperson of the conglomerate in a statement decried the restrictions, arrests and curbs ahead of Indian PM Narendra Modi’s visit.
“Ahead of Indian premier’s visit, whole state was turned into an armed garrison and police raided residence of resistance leaders and activists,” he said, adding that a large number of police and CRPF personnel were deployed outside the residence of Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Geelani.
He said authorities also placed Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, Gh Nabi Sumji, Gh Ahmad Gulzar, Mohammad Yousef Naqash, Bilal Sidiqee, Mohammad Ashraf laya, Umar Aadil Dar, Mohammad Yasin Ataie, Syed Imtiyaz Hyder, Bashir Ahmad Bhat and scores of other activists under house arrest and police detention, while as the houses of Hakeem Abdul Rashid and others were raided.
“The state authorities will have to face people’s wrath and resentment,” the spokesperson said.
He termed Modi’s visit as a well thought out ploy to cover the ongoing bloodshed in state and a deliberate attempt of New Delhi to divert attention from Kashmir issue and mislead the international community and its own population about it.