Srinagar, Nov 22: Hurriyat Conference (G) denounced the police for creating chaos in the state saying, that they are humiliating and arresting resistance leaders on one or other pretext and added that this lawlessness is being carried under the garb of “preventive custody”.
“In exercise state has been turned into a police state and detention period of those arrested is prolonged on flimsy grounds, said Hurriyat in a statement issued to KNS, and added that for this lawlessness police authorities don’t follow any judicial procedure or standard norms.
Referring to the detention of Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, spokesperson, Gh Mohd Gulzar and Mohd Ashraf Laya, Hurriyat said that all these leaders were taken into preventive custody, a few days back on martyrdom of Shaheed Mugais Mir and placed under house detention.
Hurriyat said that its senior leader 85-year-old Shah Wali Mohammad was also arrested for leading funeral of a martyr, saying that till now he is in unlawful police custody.
Hurriyat blamed police authorities for bullying and their arrogance & said that in every police station though it is being displayed that no one can be detained for more than 24 hours, however all these norms are thrown to winds, added Hurriyat.
Hurriyat said that that it is just for name sake while as those arrested on false allegations of stone pelting are detained for months together, lodged in torture centres and even their families are also tried for no fault of theirs.
Hurriyat made it clear that all these suppressive tactics and coercive measures won’t break their resolve, nor can deter from pursuing their freedom mission
Meanwhile, Hurriyat Conference chairman, Syed Ali Geelani expressed his deep grief over the demise of Ab Satar Khan brother of incarcerated political activist Mohd Shaban Khan (Sopor) saying that since last two years he is languishing in outside state jail and authorities despite quashing his orders are repeatedly slapping draconian law PSA.
Geelani while extending his condolences prayed for the departed soul and forbiddance to grieved family.
Meanwhile, keeping in view the importance of month of Rabi al-Awl, Tehreek-e-Huriyat is organizing a Seerat Conference on November 29 (Wednesday) at Hyderpora here.
Geelani and other noted personalities and religious clerics are scheduled to speak in the Seerat conference. (KNS)