Geelani expresses concern over arrest spree

Geelani expresses concern over arrest spree
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Srinagar: The Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Friday expressed concern over the arrest spree, slapping of PSA on Mushataq Ahmad Veeri and Jama’at-e-Islamia activists.

“Repressive measures against peaceful, unarmed civilians including pro-freedom leadership and activists is condemnable,” Geelani said in a statement.

“The coercive measures will yield nothing but devastation,” he said.

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The Hurriyat chairman said: “The repressive actions against the freedom loving people have failed on all fronts to suppress the people’s sentiments with the movement for the right to self-determination during the past 71 years especially since 1989 and in future as well.”

The pro-freedom leader decrying the conduct of the government of India as highly “unfortunate and unacceptable”, said that “the authorities are hell bent to curb and strangulate the genuine aspirations and political voice for the right to self-determination”.

Hailing the commitment, persistence and unshakable resolve of people in, Geelani said that “peoples’ urge to resolve Kashmir has touched the pinnacle and freedom movement emerged as invincible”.

Geelani also condemned the terror attack on the twin mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

He termed it as “heinous and brutal act”.

“We as a nation sympathise with the family of those who were killed or injured and shares their grief from the inner core of our heart,” he said.

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