Geelani released from house arrest
Visits Maloora, to tour Sopore today
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Mar 26: Day after a member of global human rights watchdog, Amnesty International, took strong notice of Hurriyat (G) Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s continuous house arrest without any written order, police today allowed the veteran leader to visit Maloora where three kids were killed in a blast this January.
Hurriyat (G) spokesperson Ayaz Akbar said a team of Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association led by senior Advocate Zaffar Ahmad Shah today had a detailed meeting with Geelani at his Hyderpora residence.
Akbar said the lawyers had decided to move a petition against the Budgam Police and district administration if Geelani was again placed under house arrest. “However, the police did not stop Geelani Sahib when he left his home today to visit Maloora. But the CID sleuths followed Geelani Sahib’s car,” he said.
AI member Bikramjeet Batra during a visit to Geelani’s house on Friday had sought the ailing leader’s grounds of continuous house arrest. However, police had allowed Geelani to move out with Batra and in the evening again placed him under house arrest.
While expressing condolence with the family of Maloora blast victims, Geelani urged the Amnesty International to impress upon New Delhi to undertake de-mining operations across the Valley. He said in past two decades many Kashmiris lost their lives due to explosion of mines planted by the security agencies in civilian areas of Kashmir.
Geelani also visited the house of High Court Bar Association President Mian Abdul Qayoom who is serving detention under PSA.
Geelani is scheduled to visit Apple Town Sopore on Sunday to meet the family of two sisters killed by gunmen in January.
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