Geelani Condemns Arrest Of Mother, Sisters Of Militant In Kishtwar

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Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani on Saturday strongly condemned the arrest of mother and two sisters of a militant in Kishtwar on the suspicion of being involved in the killing of BJP worker and his brother about a month back.

Geelani in a statement issued to KNO said that “our stated policy is that we neither support nor encourage any attempt harm anybody on the basis of political ideology, no matter how divergent or unacceptable they are.”

“Punishing the kiths and kins particularly women folk for the crime they have never done, is the age old revengeful tactics of India, as they have been doing so very shamelessly for the last 70 years,” he said.

He said that these are just a few palpable sores of secularism of which Indian leaders are praising everyday and if their claim is dug a bit deep- there is nothing but filth and obnoxiousity.

“Champions of gender discrimination and those fighting for the women rights should at least question their leaders, with tall claims of protecting and respecting women, that why this biased dubious approach to the people of Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.

He appealed the women’s rights organizations and human rights forums to come the rescue of helpless women of Kashmir as they have been on the receiving end for the last 7 decades.

Meanwhile, Geelani condemning the use of force on the funeral procession of Mehraj-ud-din of Sopore, injuring scores of people and said that “in Kashmir, people are barred from mourning and peaceful protest are dealt with military might.”

He further said that “although right to peaceful assembly, protest and speech has been acknowledged by international laws, but such kind of peaceful activity is a dreaded sin in Kashmir and severely punished by the largest democracy of the world, India.”(KNO)

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