Geelani calls for protests on Friday

Chairman, Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani, has called for peaceful protest demonstrations after Friday prayers on June 17 against the “cold blooded murder” of Tanveer Sultan Sheikh of Bemina.
Geelani calls for protests on Friday
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Chairman, Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani, has called for peaceful protest demonstrations after Friday prayers on June 17 against the "cold blooded murder" of Tanveer Sultan Sheikh of Bemina.

"It has been proved now that the police story regarding the Udhampur episode is baseless and completely fabricated. The reality is that Tanveer was not having any link with the armed struggle. He was a psychiatric patient and was killed without having committed any crime," Geelani, in a statement today, said.

"We usually observe shutdown to register our protest against these kinds of tragedies but in the view of holy month of Ramadan this option is not being adopted," he said.

Expressing sympathy with the victim's family, Geelani said, "The Hurriyat Conference and the entire nation equally share their grief and demand an impartial investigation by some independent agency into this incident so that the personnel involved are brought to justice." 

Lashing out at the government headed by Mehbooba Mufti, Geelani said, "The way in which the Udhampur incident was described in the so-called assembly is very unfortunate. It was vainly tried to shield the murderers. This approach should be condemned at every level. 

"This assembly has become a defending institution and official mouthpiece of the Indian forces. In this assembly the killing of an innocent citizen is justified without any investigation and the police version is taken as sacred verse," he said.

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