Geelani condemns arrest of militant’s mother, sisters in Kishtwar

Srinagar: Octogenarian Hurriyat Conference (G) chairperson Syed Ali Geelani Saturday 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.

In a statement issued here this afternoon, Geelani said: “Our stated policy is that we neither support nor encourage any attempt to harm anybody on the basis of political ideology, no matter how divergent or unacceptable they are.”

Geelani said that punishing the kith and kin particularly womenfolk for the crime they have never done is the age old revengeful tactics of Indian establishment, as they have been doing so very shamelessly for the last 70 years.

“These are just a few palpable sores of Indian secularism of which its leaders are praising everyday and if their claim is dug a bit deep- there is nothing but filth and obnoxious-ity.”

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.

He appealed the women’s rights organizations and human rights forums to come to the rescue of helpless women of Kashmir as they have been on the receiving end for the last 7 decades.

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