Rising Kashmir NewsSrinagar:
Ridiculing the “dubious role played by mainstream political parties, including National Conference, Congress, PDP and others” during the recent people’s uprising against the abrogation of Article 35-A and 370, chairman All Parties Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani said: “It was expected from them and that such political parties were responsible for the present grim situation.”
Commenting over the statement of Rajnath Singh about article 35-A, Geelani said: “Pro-Indian parties in State have virtually surrendered and their all parroting proved hoax and a pre-planned drama is being enacted by these parties.”
Geelani added that their hue and cry was just a mockery to hold on to power corridors.
Geelani accused mainstream parties of exploiting sentiments of innocent people and while calling these political leaders as “double dealers’, said that since last seven decades the “subjugated people are suffering because of their hypocrisy”.
Cautioning people about the “deceit”, Geelani appealed the common people not to toe the line of these “political hypocrites and be steadfast and serious about the sacred movement for which whole the nation has offered innumerable sacrifices”.
Denouncing the “arbitrary approach of NIA and state puppet regime against leadership and pro-Hurriyat people”, Syed Ali Geelani said: “Pro-freedom leadership including Shabir Ahmed Shah, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Pir Saif-ullah, Raja Meraj-u-Din Kalwal, Farooq Ahmed Dar, Shahid-ul-Islam, Nayem Ahmed Khan, Noor Muhammad Kalwal, Advocate Miyan Abdul Qayoom, Zameer Ahmad Sheikh, Kamran Yousuf, Sajjad Ahmed, Aga Syed Hassan and Ghulam Nabi Sumji were either unlawfully detained in Tihar jail or summoned by NIA.”
He added their residences are being raided to create scare and harassment.
Syed Ali Geelani Wednesday hailing the “meritorious services and sacrifices” rendered by Aasiya Andrabi and Sofi Fahmeeda said: “They created laudable history and we salute them for their steadfastness, persistence and commitment.”
“India's judiciary has failed to bring justice to these brave ladies despite they were repeatedly bailed out by concerned courts,” added Geelani.
Syed Ali Geelani while paying tributes to detainees, lodged in state and outside state jails including Kot Bhalwal, Udhampur, Kathua, Amphala, Tihar and other detention centers, appealed ICRC, Amnesty International and international organization for human rights to take cognizance and use influence for immediate release of all of them.
A separate Hurriyat (G) statement said on the directions of Syed Ali Geelani, a delegation comprising of senior leaders Bashir Irfani, Bashir Ahmad Qureshi, Syed Imtiyaz Shah, Syed Imtiyaz Hyder and spokesperson Gh Ahmad Gulzar, led by Mohammad Yasin Attai visited bereaved family of executive member Mohammad Yusuf Nadeem and expressed their solidarity and condolences. Mohammad Yasin Ataie on behalf of Syed Ali Geelani expressed sympathy and prayed for heavenly aboard of departed soul and forbearance to grieved family to bear this irreparable loss.