Chairman Hurriyat (G) Syed Ali Geelani continues to remain under house arrest and he was today on 12 June again forcibly stopped to participate in the Friday congregational prayers while as the police today placed the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat general secretary Muhammad Ashruf Sehrai, Hurriyat spokesman Ayaz Akbar and district president Srinagar and Ganderbal Raja Mehraj-ud-din under house arrest to prevent them from participating in the funeral prayers in absentia of the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat activist Shaheed Shaikh Altaf-ur-Rehman and they also were not allowed to perform their religious obligation.
According to a statement issued to KNS, on the appeal of Syed Ali Geelani, people at different places in the Valley participated in the funeral prayers in absentia of the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat activist Shaheed Shaikh Altaf-ur-Rehman and huge peaceful protest demonstration were also held against this cold blooded murder.
Police used extreme force against the Hurriyat leaders who participated in the peaceful protest demonstration held at Pratap Park Srinagar and arrested several of them.
While terming this police action as state terrorism, Syed Ali Geelani condemned it in strong words and said that Mufti Sayeed got exposed at every front and for the want of power and chair he mortgaged the lives, property, dignity and honor of the people of the state with RSS goons. He said that Omer Abdullah regime was a worst period but the Mufti Sayed had left this period behind and had openly taken the front against the pro-freedom people.
Syed Ali Geelani said that we were desirous to participate in the funeral prayers in absentia of our activist Shaheed Shaikh Altaf-ur-Rehman who was killed by the Indian secret agencies but the government didn’t allowed it and it is not only the worst kind of state terrorism but it is also the interference into the religious affairs. Hurriyat Chairman said that this policy of the Mufti government will further destabilize the already disturbed state and all its responsibility will be on the state government.