‘Braid chopping is quite unacceptable offence and an attack on women modesty’
Srinagar, Sep 29: Syed Ali Geelani on Friday expressed his deep concern over the increasing lawlessness, harassment, bullying by forces personnel and incidents of braid chopping and while suspecting the involvement of government forces, said that in a highly militarised zone and in presence of CRPF, BSF, STF and police, the culprits go unnoticed.
The silence and incapability speaks volumes about the grave situations and is highly condemnable that despite attacks on modesty of women folk by these mysterious elements, the authorities are not ashamed of their failure.
According to a statement issued to KNS, referring to similar type of events that haunted people in past, Syed Ali Geelani said that authorities while creating scare set ablaze properties and localities during dead of night and even people were harassed by creating false impression of ghosts, however all these evil designs failed and were exposed by people, Geelani added.
Braid chopping is quite unacceptable offence and an attack on women modesty, said Geelani and added that keeping in mind the criminal silence maintained by police, people should act accordingly and expose and unveil agencies involved in this heinous crime.
Lashing at state authorities ,Syed Ali Geelani said that despite announcements related to Ashura procession the Shiite leaders, including Nisar Hussain Rather, Mohammad Yusuf Nadeem, Imtiyaz Haider, Ayaz Ahmed Bhat, Ali Mohammad Rather, Bashir Ahmed Lone, Syed Showkat Madani, Ali Mohammad Najar and hundreds of other activists were arrested and lodged in police stations and added that restricting peaceful religious rituals is direct interference in religious matters.
Meanwhile Syed Ali Geelani strongly condemned the arrest of Mohd Ramzan Khan secretary general People’s Freedom League .He was arrested by authorities, booked under PSA and shifted to Kot Bhalwal Jail Jammu.
Meanwhile a protest demonstration against NIA was held at Hyderpora Srinagar today after Friday prayers .Bashir Ahmad Qureshi ,Meraj u Din Rabbani and Mudasir Nadvi while addressing the protestors said that NIA raids are aimed at to create scare and termed it a psychological crackdown against resistance leadership , scholars ,students and traders fraternity .
Referring to recent summoning and arrests of university scholar, Aala Fazili and prominent businessman ,Mohd Yasin Khan ,they said that it is a deliberate attempt to deviate attention of people from proposed tinkering in Muslim majority status of state. The leaders said that nation is striving for a sacred cause ,presenting unparalleled scarifies and added that right to self-determination is the fundamental right of people. (KNS)