Geelani calls for peaceful protests after Friday prayers
Srinagar, Jan 20: The Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani has called for peaceful demonstrations after Friday prayers against the raids on Darsgahs and curbs on religious conferences in the Valley.
He also condemned move of the authorities to thwart a religious conference at the conglomerate’s Hyderpora headquarters on Thursday.
“It was a purely religious conference in which reputed Ulema and Imams were scheduled to participate. We had called over 300 Ulema, Imams to attend the conference and discuss various issues including raids on Dargahs and growing social evils in our society. However, the police without any provocation cordoned our office and did not allow anybody inside it. This is a sheer interference into our religious affairs. We condemn the Government’s move to thwart our religious programs,” Geelani said in a statement.
Coming down heavily on the National Conference, Geelani said when the party assumes powers, it resorts to political vengeance. “NC has been at the forefront of inflicting atrocities on Kashmiris,” he alleged.
“The future generations of Kashmir will never pardon the party,” he said. Geelani paid glowing tributes to the Gaw Kadal martyrs on the anniversary of the massacre.
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