Govt accepts defeat by banning Eidgah march: Geelani
SRINAGAR—Hurriyat (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Saturday said that the government had accepted defeat by banning political programmes and arresting Hurriyat leaders.
In a statement, Geelani condemned the banning of Eid-Gah Challo programme and house imprisonment of Hurriyat leaders. “Banning of political programs and arrest of leaders is an open state terrorism,” said Geelani. “…imposing curfew in Srinagar city on the death anniversaries of Shaheed Mirwaiz Molvi Mohammad Farooq, Shaheed Khawja Abdul Gani Lone and the Hawal Martyrs is the frustration and acceptance of defeat by the government.” He said that Kashmir is a “police state where government is ruling the people on gun point.” “The freedom of expression is already banned here and now Miss Mehbooba Mufti can go to any extent to appease the communal forces of India,”said Geelani. He said that India is using every oppressive and imperialistic measure to suppress the peaceful and genuine voices of the people of Jammu & Kashmir so that this country can continue its forced and illegal military occupation of this state.—GK