Political space being denied by creating chaos: Geelani | KNO

Political space being denied by creating chaos: Geelani | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, July 02 (KNO) : Condemning continuous detention of Hurriyat Chief Spokesman Gh. Ahmad Gulzar by police, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani Tuesday criticized police action and said that political space is being denied by creating a situation of uncertainty and chaos in the state. Taking a serious notice of prevailing policy of India, Geelani in a statement issued to KNO said that “the Indian attitude to suppress the political will and freedom sentiments of the people of Kashmir by using its military might has attained new heights. The victims of political vengeance get repeatedly public safety acts slapped on them and prolonging their detention despite court orders of their release, is the worst form of vendetta, ordeal and lawlessness. Denial of basic amenities to these prisoners in almost all jails in and outside the state has made their lives vulnerable and as worse as slaves.” Citing the example of the Hurriyat spokesman arrest, Geelani said that he was arrested by police on 15 June 2019 from his residence without any remand. In these 18 days 5 FIR have been registered against him, wherein he was set free by the district magistrate, but was not released by the police. Geelani said that world bodies particularly those working for human and prisoners rights should take note of the ‘gross violations’ and ensure safe and early release of these victims of political vandalism and judicial onslaught. Stressing on the early resolution of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with right to self-determination, Geelani said that good sense should prevail in the power corridors of Delhi to accept the ground realities and address the core issue at earliest.(KNO)