Geelani concerned over “aggressive and repressive” measures undertaken by authorties

Srinagar: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani on Friday expressed his grave concern over the increasing “highhandedness” of New Delhi by employing its agencies and armed forces personnel as an “aggressive and repressive” measure against peaceful, unarmed civilians including pro-freedom leadership and activists.

 Geelani expressed his deep concern over the unabated arrests and detention of 14 civilians of Ratnipora Pulwama, slapping PSA on Mushtaq Ahmad Veeri and Jamaat-e-Islami activists and “terrorizing the pro-freedom people and their families through agencies”.

“These barbaric actions can’t in anyway deter the people from vehemently supporting the ongoing freedom movement, because the coercive measures, killings, detentions and suppressions will yield nothing, instead will lead to devastation,” he said.

Hurriyat (G) chairman said that the “repressive” actions against the “freedom loving people” have failed on all fronts to suppress the people’s sentiments.

“Indian authorities are hell bent to curb and strangulate the genuine aspirations and political voice for right to self-determination. Purely a political and peaceful movement as recognized in UN charter is being negated and denied with muscular policy and by resorting to military might,” he said.

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