Hold token protests on Oct 27: Geelani to people
Srinagar, Oct 24: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani has called for ‘token protests’ on October 27—the day of Eid-ul-Adha.
Felicitating people of on Eid, Geelani said this year the auspicious day of Eid coincides with October 27 “which is the blackest day in the history Kashmir.” “On this day in 1947, New Delhi’s armed forces took forcible control of Jammu Kashmir. Since then we have been observing October 27 as black day. On this day people should hold token protests and reaffirm the resolve to continue their struggle until complete demilitarization the state and resolution of the Kashmir issue through plebiscite takes place,” said Geelani in a statement today, urging people to celebrate the auspicious occasion of Eid with simplicity and austerity.
Demanding release of all pro-freedom detainees before Eid, Geelani said over “700 Kashmiri pro-freedom detainees were currently languishing in various jails in and outside valley.”
He expressed serious concern over the alleged ill-treatment being meted out to the detainees in jails.
Meanwhile, the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat general secretary Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, in a statement today, strongly condemned, what he said, the atrocities perpetrated on the pro-freedom people by the officer of army camp situated at Hyder Beigh, Patan, in north Kashmir.
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