Srinagar, Nov 16: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani on Friday wholeheartedly thanked all those people who visited his ancestral village Duro to pay homage to late Gh. Hassan Makhdoomi.
In a statement issued to KNS, Geelani said despite heavy showers and cold chilly weather thousands of people mostly from adjoining areas participated in the last rites of the deceased.
Geelani thanked the leaders of the organizations especially Jamaat-e-Islami, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Awami Action Committee, Anjuman-e-Share Shian, Muslim League, People’s League, Bar Association, Anjuman Moien-ul-Islam Sopore, Muslim Conference, Civil Society, all constituent parties of Hurriyat Conference and other political, religious, social and other organizations who traveled from far flung areas to condole and console the bereaved family.
He also thanked all political, religious, social, print and electronic media personalities, lawyers, doctors, columnists, businessmen, neighbours and other personalities who came to Hyderpora and offered their condolences to him.
Geelani also thanked Pakistani High Commissioner in Delhi and other international dignities and non-resident Kashmiries living abroad who telephonically condoled the demise of his son-in-law.
He also thanked all women participants who despite their personal and domestic engagements took all the pains to reach the residence of my bereaved daughter.
Geelani also thanked the people especially youth who enthusiastically and very warmly receive me after a long gap of about 8 years and showed their commitment and resolve to the freedom struggle. Their affection and love was unparalleled.
Meanwhile, Hurriyat Conference (G) held a peaceful protests after congregational Friday prayers in various places in Kashmir valley against the NIA’s charge sheet against incarcerated chairperson of Dukhtran-e-Millat Syeda Aasiya Andrabi and her two associates, Naheeda Nasreen and Fehmida Sofi and yet another detention under PSA of Hurriyat leader Masarat Aalam Bhat.
Hurriyat (G) said that Hurriyat leadership including Abdul Ahad Parra, Molvi Bashir Irfani, Mohammad Yousuf Naqash, Bilal Ahmad Sidiqui, Syed Mohammad Shafi, Bashir Ahmad Indrabi, Mohammad Rafiq Ganie, Mohammad Yaseen Aataie, Imtiyaz Ahmad Shah, Mohammad Maqbool Maghami, Arshid Aziz, Shakeel Ahmad Bhat, Mohammad Shafi Mir, Khawaja Firdous, Bashir Ahmad Budgami, Mohammad Imran Bhat, Mubashir Iqbal, Showkat Ahmad Khan, Mudasir Ahmad Bhat, Sajad Ahmad Lone and large no of people held peaceful protests in Hyderpora Srinagar, Anchar Soura and Gurpora Suzaith.
“Putting political leaders and activists including women in jails on fabricated charges and slapping Public Safety Act (PSA) repeatedly on political activists to prolong their incarceration is nothing but travesty of justice and democracy,” Hurriyat (G) leaders said.
Hurriyat (M) leaders condemned the plight of prisoners at the hands of jail authorities languishing in other jails and saluted their high spirits of resolve and their sacred sentiments for achieving the mission of right to self-determination.
They strongly condemning the slapping of 36th PSA on Masarat Aalam Bhat and said that it will not be different from the previous ones and slapping another PSA on Masarat Alam proved it right, beyond doubt that the state of Jammu and Kashmir is directly ruled, rather over-ruled, by Sangh Parivaar, sitting in Delhi and local supporters, even if they want, have no authority or say in any of the affairs.
Hurriyat (M) made a fervent appeal to the United Nations Human Rights Commission and all other human rights organizations of the world to take a serious note of the gross violations of human rights at the hands of forces in Jammu and Kashmir, especially with reference to prisoners of conscience belonging to Jammu and Kashmir.