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Geelani condemns arrest of Kishtwar militant’s mother, sisters

Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani

Srinagar, Dec 1: Hurriyat (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani has 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.
“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,” he said.
He further said that 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.
Geelani 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 condemned the use of force on the funeral procession of slain militant Mehraj-ud-din of Sopore, injuring scores of people.
He said that people in Kashmir are barred from mourning and peaceful protests are dealt with military might.
“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,” he said.