Gi­lani de­nounces im­po­si­tion of curbs

Pakistan Observer - - KASHMIR -

SRI­NA­GAR—In oc­cu­pied Kash­mir, the Chair­man of All Par­ties Hur­riyet Con­fer­ence, Syed Ali Gi­lani has con­demned cur­few and other re­stric­tions im­posed by In­dian au­thor­i­ties in Sri­na­gar to pre­vent peo­ple from of­fer­ing fu­neral in ab­sen­tia of Kash­miri leader, Aman­ul­lah Khan.

The au­thor­i­ties had de­ployed In­dian troops and po­lice per­son­nel in strength around Lal Chowk area of the city where fu­neral prayers for the de­ceased was to be held. All en­try points of Lal Chowk were sealed.

Syed Ali Gi­lani in a state­ment is­sued in Sri­na­gar termed the re­stric­tions as the worst ex­am­ple of state ter­ror­ism and in­ter­ven­tion in re­li­gious af­fairs. He said ev­ery civil so­ci­ety gives re­spect to the de­ceased no mat­ter to which school of thought he be­longs.

Mean­while, Syed Ali Gi­lani con­demned in strong words once again the in­vok­ing of dra­co­nian Public Safety Act against de­tained Tehreek-eHur­riyet Islamabad Pres­i­dent Mir Hafizul­lah.

He de­manded im­me­di­ate re­lease of Mir Hafizul­lah and other il­le­gally de­tained Hur­riyet lead­ers and ac­tivists.—KMS

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