Forces barring people to offer prayers: Geelani

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By Fast Kashmir on 22/06/2017. 4 Comments

Forces barring people to offer prayers: Geelani
Calls for immediate shifting of camps located in civilian lines

Srinagar, Jun 22: Hurriyat (G) Chairman, Syed Ali Geelani while denouncing forces coercion and harassment of those offering prayers in mosques, Thursday said that even in the holy month of Ramadhan, these forces out of their insensitivity and arrogance don’t even allow people to offer their prayers.
“We won’t tolerate this extreme bullying and harassment,” Geelani said in a statement issued to KNS.
“We vehemently condemn this act being devoid of all human and moral justification besides a blatant violation of all the fundamental human rights. It tantamount to interference in our religious matters,” Geelani added.
Expressing concern about setting up of new and more forces camps in Tral, Geelani said that “it is highly condemnable.”
While referring to the protest demonstration of people in Tral against forces camp, Geelani said that “we support their demand for shifting of forces camp.”
He said that more than one thousand such camps in civilian areas are source of strain and nuisance.
Blaming forces personnel of these camps, Geelani said that they create needless interference in routine work of adjacent population.
Geelani stressed his demand and called immediate shifting of camps located in civilian lines and said that establishing these camps in civilian areas is against international norms and tantamount to rights violation, added Geelani.
Ridiculing Indian forces for their haughtiness, Syed Ali Geelani said that they have no regard for life and dignity of civilian populations and treat them as their slaves.
Appealing international community and organizations for human rights, Geelani urged to take serious notice about the presence of these camps and play their role to secure the citizen rights.
Meanwhile, Geelani expressed deep grief over the demise of the wife of veteran and a pious soul, Gh Nabi Sidiqee and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul and forbearance to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss.
Geelani said that Sidiqee has been very close to me all these years. While paying tributes to departed soul Geelani said that she was a devout lady and foster mother of my son Naseem-ul-Zafar.
While extending his condolences and sympathy with Gh Nabi Sidiqee, Geelani said that he served as an editor for newspaper Azan and in 1965 we shared a lot of time period in jail.
He also prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul and forbearance to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss. (KNS)

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