Geelani castigates govt for imposing curfew
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Srinagar, Oct 12: The Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani has termed Government’s move to enforce curfew to thwart the Hyderpora march on Tuesday as its frustration.
“By taking recourse of curfew to sabotage the conglomerate’s peaceful programs, the Government has signified that it is devoid of the political measures,” Geelani said in a statement.
He said after his release from the Chesmashahi sub-jail, he has been put under house arrest. “To protest against keeping me under illegal confinement, the conglomerate had urged the people to march to Hyderpora. Ironically, the authorities enforced curfew to deprive people of their fundamental right to protest peacefully,” Geelani said.
He accused smugglers and Government agents of sabotaging peaceful protests. “They incite violence by mingling with peaceful protesters. We have to be cautious and foil their nefarious designs,” Geelani added.
Taking a dig at Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, Geelani said, “He has waged war against the people and has no moral ground to rule.”
Geelani strongly condemned the continuous arrest of pro-freedom leaders and hundreds of youth and termed the Government’s announcement to release them as a hoax. “Ironically, even those people are not being released whose PSA has been quashed or the bails furnished. Authorities have started a massive operation to arrest the youth and children to crush the movement. We warn that if such suppressive measures are not stopped, the conglomerate will be forced to start an agitation. Government will be responsible for its consequences,” he said.
Geelani hailed the High Court Bar Association for sustained protests over the detention of Mian Abdul Qayoom and G N Shaheen. “Lawyers have played an important role in the ongoing movement and Kashmir should always remember their sacrifices,” he said.
Geelani condemned the curbs on the local news channels. “The journalists are being punished for highlighting the sufferings of Kashmiris,” he said.
Geelani urged the people to observe shutdown on Wednesday to pay tributes to the over 10,000 Kashmiris who have gone missing in custody of various agencies since 1990. “From Zuhar to Asar prayers people should stage peaceful protests and visit the houses of the disappeared persons to express sympathy with their families,” he said.
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