‘Police foiled funeral prayers in absentia’
‘Police foiled funeral prayers in absentia’
Rising Kashmir NewsSrinagar:
Hurriyat Conference (G) on Monday said police authorities didn’t allow funeral prayers in absentia for the slain youth in Hyderpora.
Hurriyat Conference (G) statement said the conglomerate had called people to offer absentia funeral prayers of slain youth, but police authorities scuttled the move.
Statement said that soon as Geelani attempted to come out of his residence to offer funeral in absentia, he was stopped by police.
Hurriyat Conference (G) said Geelani was not only a political personality, but a religious preacher as well.
Hurriyat Conference (G) statement said keeping Syed Ali Geelani away from people’s political, religious and social issues is ample proof of this part of land being governed by “an autocratic, rulers”.
“It tantamount to interference in religious matters, and authorities are suffering from arrogance and frustration,” Hurriyat (G) statement said.
Referring to the statement of Police DG, wherein he has said that ‘Geelani is now free”, Huriyat (G) said “their rhetoric for freedom of speech proved hoax as political and religious leaders are continuously caged and political space denied”.
Hurriyat (G) statement said Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai and Mohammad Ashraf Laya have been placed under house arrest by police.
Statement added Gh Ahmad Gulzar, Bilal Sidiqee and Umer Adil Dar have been lodged in different police stations. statement added.
In another statement Hurriyat (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani Monday blamed New Delhi, State Government, and police and for the killings in Kashmir.
Geelani in Hurriyat (G) statement called the killings as unfortunate saying “the forces are resorting to the oppression to carry their unauthorized rule”.
Geelani paid tributes to slain youth of Shopian shootout saying that “those who lay down their lives for a sacred cause, are alive with their Lord and receive sustenance from Him.’’
Blaming Indian authorities for their “arrogance and stubborn attitude”, Syed Ali Geelani said: “We are not being allowed to mourn even our slain youngsters”.
Geelani in his statement justified “the resentment shown by youth in Kashmir, saying “our youth were taking up arms to put an end to slavery and barbarity.”
“It is not just a passion but a growing resentment among youth and it is the outcome of unresolved Kashmir issue, unending curbs on political activities, stubborn attitude that has created political uncertainty in the state,” Geelani said, adding: “Our youth are quite disheartened as peaceful activities are denied.”
Geelani added: “The insensitivity and lack of concern of authorities in New Delhi is the sole reason for this unabated bloodshed. Youth have no option but to resent this age-old slavery and take arms to defend their rights.”
Geelani said: “Pro-Indian parties are playing with the sentiments of people and acting as henchmen for New Delhi in state.”
Syed Ali Geelani condemned the use of what he called brute and un-proportionate force against unarmed civilians saying that “opening fire on unarmed people shows the height of state oppression”.
“India has declared war against civilians in the State, nowhere on earth brute force is used against unarmed civilians,” said Geelani in a statement.
Extending condolences to bereaved family, Geelani said, “We share the grief and pray for the strength to the bereaved families to bear irreparable loss and pray for speedy recovery for those injured during forces shoot out.”
Commenting over the death of Mushtaq Ahmad Thoker, Geelani condemned forces’ approach, saying “making humans as shield is inhuman and barbarous act”.
“It tantamount to war crime, it is not a first incident, instead forces as a routine are making human souls as shields,” Geelani said.
Jammu and Kashmir are highly militarized zone, said Geelani, adding in presence of forces camps in every nook and corner people feel insecure and are reeling under continuous threat.
“These camps are source of nuisance and badly affect the lives of citizens living in these localities, he said, adding, “The lives, honor, dignity of civilians is at stake.”
Syed Ali Geelani in his appeal to human rights organizations said International War Tribunal and Amnesty International should take cognizance of the situation and “fulfill their responsibilities in saving precious lives” in the State.
Syed Ali Geelani also expressed his anguish over what he called the fresh wave of detaining leaders in Kashmir.