Geelani, Mirwaiz denounce arrests of Hurriyet leaders So-called election one-sided game
SRINAGAR—In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC) Chairman, Syed Ali Geelani has strongly condemned the arrest of Hurriyet leaders Haji Ghulam Nabi Sumji, Peer Saifullah, Hakeem Abdul Rasheed, Bilal Siddiqi, Mohammad Yaseen Attaai, Bashir Ahmad Butt, Syed Imtiyaz Hyder and dozens of other activists in the view of the scheduled by-election of the Islamabad Assembly seat.
According to Kashmir Media Service, Syed Ali Geelani in a statement issued in Srinagar said these profreedom leaders have been arrested to stop them from visiting the Islamabad town and have once again made the election a one sided game.
Reiterating his election boycott call for the scheduled by-election drama in the Islamabad town, Geelani said: “We are not against the democracy or the democratic practices but the elections which are held in Kashmir are just the military exercises instead of a democratic process and these actions have no moral and legal credibility.”
He said that they were ready to participate in that election process which was held to decide the future of Kashmir but under the supervision of the international community and which had no interference of Indian establishment.
The Chairman of Hurriyet forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, strongly denounced the continued illegal detention of the resistance leaders terming the action as frustration of the puppet authorities.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq addressing a gathering at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar, Friday said that India’s plan of setting up colonies for retired Indian soldiers in the territory, separate townships for Kashmiri Pandits and introducing the so-called Kashmir Industrial Policy would be resisted tooth and nail.
He said that the people of Kashmir were not against the return of their Kashmiri brethren and they had always welcomed them but the establishment of separate units for Kashmiri Pandits would not be allowed as it would disturb communal harmony of the territory.—KMS