Geelani releases video to counter Govt’s claim
Srinagar, Sep 5: A day after the government accused the Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani of fomenting trouble, Geelani on Monday released a video to counter their claims.
The 5.33 minute video available on video sharing website Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvC4t17Qv80&feature=youtu.be) shows Geelani addressing a gathering. According to the amalgam, the video is of Geelani’s address at Verinag Islamabad (Anantnag) on July 20 this year.
It shows Geelani speaking in Kashmiri and talking about the historical background of Kashmir issue, detentions of political leaders and human rights violations committed by the forces. Suddenly there is disruption, people run away as policemen chase them.
Talking to Greater Kashmir the spokesman of the conglomerate Ayaz Akbar said, “Video belies the claims of State Government that pro-freedom leader disrupts peace by making provocative speeches.”
“It vindicates our stand that our programs are peaceful and police is targeting our gatherings without any provocation,” he added.
Akbar said there had never been a law and order problem anywhere because of amalgam chairman. “It is police machinations and cruel tactics that create disorder and disturbance after peaceful public meetings. The government is planning to keep Geelani under house arrest forever and the official spokesman’s statement is aimed at paving way for it,” Akbar added.
The spokesman said Geelani always during his address instructs people to desist from raising provocative slogans. “Whenever anyone tried to raise any provocative slogan, Geelani castigated them,” he said. “Geelani has always opposed stone pelting. However, it has been observed that some stones are thrown mysteriously after Geelani Sahib completes his address and leaves the place. On August 31, September 2 and September 3, at Sopore, Baramulla and Islamabad (Annantnag) such incidents were repeated.”
When contacted, Inspector General of Police—Kashmir Zone---S M Sahai said that they have never taken action on any peaceful gathering.
“We have only initiated action when there is violence and stone pelting from their side,” he added.
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