Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani today alleged that New Delhi was using its agencies and armed forces as an aggressive and repressive measure against peaceful and unarmed civilians including pro-freedom leaders and activists in Jammu and Kashmir.
“We express deep concern over the unabated arrests and detention of 14 civilians of Ratnipora, Pulwama, slapping the PSA on Mushtaq Ahmad Veeri and Jamaat-e-Islami activists,” Geelani said, in a statement.These actions can’t in anyway deter the people from supporting the ongoing movement. For, the coercive measures, killings, detentions and suppressions will yield nothing, instead these will lead to devastation,” he said.
Geelani said, “Authorities are hell bent to curb and strangulate the genuine aspirations and political voice for right to self-determination. Purely a political and peaceful movement as recognized in UN charter is being suppressed with muscular policy and by resorting to military might.”