Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani today condemned the continuous detention of amalgam leaders and activists, saying that "New Delhi has converted Kashmir into a big jail."
"The state is practically ruled by the police and other agencies and it is their writ that runs in the state. Decisions are taken by them only," Geelani, who is currently in Delhi, in a statement today, termed the arrest and continued detention of Hurriyat leader Raja Mehraj-ud-Din and others as unjustified. He demanded immediate release of Raja Mehraj-ud-Din and other detainees.
Geelani said" "The Hurriyat leaders and activists including Masarat Aalam Butt, Amir Hamza Shah, Mir Hafizullah, Abdul Ghani Butt, Merajuddin Rabbanil, Nasir Abdullah, Asadullah Parray, Hakeem Shaukat, Merajuddin Bangro, Muhammad Amin Parray, Zubari Ahmad Turay, Danish Ahmad, Muhammad, Ashraf Mir, Aadil Ahmad Mir, Bilal Ahmad, Tariq Ahmad and Irfan Ahmad have already been detained under Public Safety Act, and are languishing in different jails."