Hurriyat Conference (G) leaders and activists held peaceful protests after congregational Friday prayers in Hyderpora against the “killings, atrocities, pro-longed detention” of political prisoners and continuous house detention of Hurriyat (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani for past 9 years.
In a statement here Hurriyat (G) spokesman said the amalgam organised a peaceful protest at Hyderpora Srinagar. “Besides large number of people and leaders including Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Molvi Bashir Irfani, Mohammad Rafiq Uwasi, Bilal Sidiqui, Mohammad Yaseen Aataie, Syed Mohammad Shafi, Bashir Ahmad Indrabi, Imtiyaz Ahmad Shah, Khawaja Firdous, Rameez Raja, Ashiq Hussain, Muhammad Maqbool Maghami, Syed Imtiyaz Haider, Abdul Rashid Dar, Parvez Ahmad Bhat, Muhammad Rafiq Khanyari, Riyaz Ahmad, Shakeel Ahmad Bhat, Haji Qadous, Abdul Hamid Alaie, Sajad Ahmad and others participated in the protest,” the spokesman said.
Voicing serious concern over the “iron fist” policy being followed by New Delhi leaders demanded immediate halt to innocent killings and arbitrary measures perpetrated by forces.
They appealed world human rights organization to take cognizance and impressed to raise their voice and come to the rescue of subjugated people in Kashmir.
Hurriyat leaders while condemning the pro-longed detention of political prisoners and called it as an “extreme coercion,” which depicts a “martial law” like situation. “Suppressing even the pro-freedom voice and curbing their peaceful activities is no bravery,” they said.
While demanding the immediate release of all political prisoners including leaders lodged in and outside state particularly in Tihar Jail, Hurriyat (G) leaders said that by pushing people to wall New Delhi will not achieve anything, they should face the political leaders and workers on political turf.
Hurriyat leaders also condemned the continued house detention of its chairman Syed Ali Geelani for last 9 years, saying that “stopping pro-freedom leader from performing his religious and social responsibilities is gross violation of human rights and interference in the personnel and religious rights.”