Afzal body: Separatists slam Shinde’s remarks

Hurriyat (M) Forms Legal Cell To Challenge Detention Of Leaders, Youth

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Mar 12: Both factions of Hurriyat Conference Tuesday slammed Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde for refusing to return the body of Afzal Guru to his family. While the Hurriyat led by Syed Ali Geelani termed Shinde’s words as a “result of arrogance of power,” the amalgam led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said the Home Minister “is suffering from intellectual confusion.”
 Talking to Greater Kashmir, Geelani said Government of India did not allow the family members of Guru to meet him for one last time and went ahead with the “secret” execution plan. “Now, when entire Kashmir is up in arms to seek the remains of Guru, India’s Home Minister is coming up with a big ‘No’. This reflects the arrogance of power from which the leadership in New Delhi is suffering,” said Geelani, who is presently under house arrest at his Hyderpora residence here.
 He said the High Court Bar Association should file an appeal in the Supreme Court to seek the return of Guru’s body, making the family’s demand a ground for the case. “At the same time, human rights bodies across the world should play their part as well,” Geelani said. He said despite satisfying its “collective conscience”, government of India has “brazenly denied return of Guru’s body.”
 The aged separatist leader said he has already urged the youth to maintain discipline during protests. “I told them it is not possible to give protest programs as per the choice of every citizen. We have to take care of all sections of the society,” he said. “People of Kashmir, especially youth should strictly follow the protest programs issued by the Mutahida Majlis-e-Mashawarat (MMM).”
 Meanwhile, Hurriyat (M) convened a meeting of its executive and general councils at its headquarters here. The meeting, sources said, was chaired by senior Hurriyat (M) leader Prof Abdul Gani Bhat. “We deliberated over the statement of Home Minister of India that they can’t handover the body of Guru to his family. This reflects that Shinde is suffering from intellectual confusion with touches of neo-imperialism,” the Hurriyat leader said.
 The Hurriyat has formed a legal cell to challenge the house arrest of its chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, JKLF chief Muhammad Yasin Malik and all others including the youth who have been put behind the bars. “The decision in this regard was taken in today’s meetings,” sources said.
 The Cell would be headed by Advocate Shahid-ul-Islam. “We evolved a consensus in the meeting that a strong voice has to be raised against the house arrest of Hurriyat leaders and all the youth who have been put behind the bars. We will fight a legal battle against such steps taken by the government,” Prof Bhat told Greater Kashmir.
 He said Government of India should accept the fact that the “road to peace to Delhi and Islamabad” passes from Kashmir. “So until Kashmir issue lingers on, peace is impossible,” he said.
 Bhat also hinted that the Hurriyat (M) leaders would also write to State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) against the house arrest of Hurriyat leaders.
 “By putting a Hurriyat leader under house arrest, his right to travel is gagged, but his family members are also subjected to same punishment, which is a grave human rights violation,” Bhat said. 
 Sources said the legal cell will approach the lawyers of Kashmir High Court Bar Association and other legal luminaries to formulate a strong strategy against the house arrest of Hurriyat leaders.
 The Hurriyat (M) members who attended the meeting include Bilal Gani Lone, Moulana Abbas Ansari, Aga Syed Hassan, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, Mussadiq Adil, Zafar Akbar Bhat, Yaseem Raja and others.

Lastupdate on : Tue, 12 Mar 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 12 Mar 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Wed, 13 Mar 2013 00:00:00 IST




  • del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • Digg
  • TwitThis
  • Mixx
  • Technorati
  • Facebook
  • NewsVine
  • Reddit
  • Google
  • LinkedIn
  • YahooMyWeb
  • Print News

Enter the Security code exactly as you see it in the image security code is CaSe SeNsItIvE(Cookies must be enabled)
  • MORE FROM KASHMIR

  • Kashmir

Afzal body: Separatists slam Shinde’s remarks

Hurriyat (M) Forms Legal Cell To Challenge Detention Of Leaders, Youth

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Mar 12: Both factions of Hurriyat Conference Tuesday slammed Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde for refusing to return the body of Afzal Guru to his family. While the Hurriyat led by Syed Ali Geelani More



  • Srinagar City

DAY 2: SHAHER-E-KHAAS SHUTS AGAINST DETENTION OF YOUTH

‘Shops to reopen on Thursday’

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Mar 12: Old City, the Shaher-e-Khaas observed a complete shutdown for the second consecutive day Tuesday as shops remained closed and peaceful demonstrations were staged against the detention More




  • Jammu

Jobs after retirement in JK Govt

127 Officers Re-Employed, Re-Engaged In 3 Years

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Mar 12: Despite having more than 6 lakh unemployed youth, the Jammu and Kashmir government has re-employed around 127 officials in various departments and Public Sector Undertakings during the last More



  • GKeducation&career

Of Conflict,Curfews and Curbed education

When the music of rhymes is replaced by the sound of gunfire

CONFLICT GENERATION

RABIA NOOR

Come late toddlerhood and schooling begins. It’s a bitter truth of those tender years when a child needs a mother more than anything else. Sometimes it feels to be unfair to those little souls whose smiles More



ADD
Designed Developed and Maintaned By Imobisoft Ltd /Algosol Software Solutions