Srinagar, Jan 15: Tehreek-e-Huriyat general secretary Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai was put under house arrest while as Mohammad Ashraf Laya was arrested and lodged in Rajbagh police station ahead of party’s executive council meeting that was supposed to be held at Hyderpora, a party statement issued to GNS here said.
Party said almost all executive council members have been arrested and lodged in state and outside state jails. It said the meeting at party chairman Syed Ali Geelani’s house had been called to discuss the prevailing situation, however police foiled the meeting and during raids arrested several leaders.
Strongly condemning the house imprisonment of Geelani and other resistance leaders, Tehreek-e-Huriyat said, “Police invented a new process of house arrests and banning of political activities of Geelani Sahib and other leaders since 2010 and barring him from all his religious, political and social obligations.”
“The imprisonment of its leaders has no constitutional and moral justification and police is suppressing their peaceful voices just with the barrel of gun,” the statement said.
Terming the arrest of hundreds of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leaders and activists as “political vendetta”, the party said it is a deliberate attempt to create a political uncertainty. (GNS)