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Hurriyat (G) protests against killings, continuous house detention of Geelani

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Srinagar, Nov 2: Hurriyat Conference leaders and activists held peaceful protests after congregational Friday prayers in Hyderpora against the killings, atrocities, pro-long detention of political prisoners and continuous house detention of Hurriyat Chairman Syed Ali Geelani for last 9 years.
In a statement said that Hurriyat Conference (G) organized a peaceful protest at Hyderpora Srinagar against ‘Indian state-terrorism’ and besides large number of people and leaders including Mohammad 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, Mohammad Maqbool Maghami, Syed Imtiyaz Haider, Abdul Rashid Dar, Parvez Ahmad Bhat, Mohammad Rafiq Khanyari, Riyaz Ahmad, Shakeel Ahmad Bhat, Haji Qadous, Ab. Hamid Alaie, Sajad Ahmad and other participated.
Voicing serious concern over the spree of killings, atrocities and arrests at the hands of forces, leaders demanded immediate halt on innocent killings and arbitrary measures perpetrated by Indian forces.
They appealed world human rights organization for their cognizance and impressed to raise their voice and come to the rescue of subjugated people in Kashmir.
Addressing protestors and people, Hurriyat (G) leaders said that the “growing Indian aggression against unarmed and peaceful people in state has touched the alarming line and turned this beautiful place into a “battle field”. Under well thought out plane the Indian authorities and their forces are carrying genocide.”
Referring to killing, the Hurriyat leaders said that Kashmir has been turned into a killing field where the lives of men, women and even children are not safe” and added that authorities are desperate to cover their gruesome and inhuman acts and shielding criminals under the garb of AFSPA.
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 India will achieve nothing, 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.”