Geelani returns,put under house arrest
Asks Omar to think over his position, authority
Srinagar, Mar 10: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Saturday castigated the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah for what he called “failing to fulfill his promise” to take action against the CISF personnel involved in the killing of a youth Altaf Ahmed Sood in January this year at Boniyar in north Kashmir.
“If Omar has any conscious left he should think over his position and authority,” a local news agency KNS quoted Geelani as having said after returning from New Delhi this morning.
“Omar had vowed to bring the perpetuators to book. But it is unfortunate to see Police reducing the case as a mere accident,” he added.
Geelani claimed that Police have now filed an FIR under section 304 instead of 302. Geelani accused Chief Minster of remaining as a mute spectator to the developments.
“The killings of Altaf Ahmad Sood of Boniyar, Mehraj ud din Hajam of Hajin and Ashiq Ahmad Rather of Rafiabad stand testimony to the fact that there has been no change in the ground situation in the state,” Geelani added.
Meanwhile, a Hurriyat (G) spokesman said that soon after Geelani arrived here a huge contingent of police cordoned off his Hyderpora residence here and placed him under house arrest. “However, Geelani managed to address a gathering of office bearers and workers who had come to welcome him at his Hyderpora residence,” he added.
“Government is not ready to face me politically and has restricted my activities,” Geelani told office bearers.
He said he had intended to pay condolences to the families of youth killed in Boniyar, Hajin and Rafiabad and was planning to travel to their native villages but government seems to have other ideas.
Geelani claimed that no FIR has been lodged against the personnel involved in the killings of civilians during 2010 agitation and the culprits were roaming freely.
Hurriyat Chairman (G) made it clear that there was no way to make any compromises on his stand and nobody should even hope for the same. “No effort of putting Kashmir into backburner will be allowed to succeed,” he added.
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