Srinagar: Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Geelani has strongly condemned the arrest of four sons and son in law of United Jihad Council Chief Syed Salah-u-Din ,including Syed Shakeel Ahmad, Syed Javed Ahmad Syed Ab Wahid, Syed Ab Mueed and Syed Umar Farooq by India’s National Investigation Agency.
Syed Ali Geelani in a statement issued in Srinagar termed the move a desperate attempt on the part of India to cow down pro-freedom leadership.
The APHC Chairman said, Syed Salahuddin is a forerunner and a prominent figure in freedom movement and has dedicated his whole life for the sacred cause. “It is a vain attempt to break and weaken Syed Salahuddin’s commitment to the movement,” he said, reiterating that such cowardly and suppressive measures could not dampen the passion and commitment of the pro-freedom leadership.
Geelani stated that last year on October 23 his elder son Syed Shahid Yusuf was arrested by same agency on fabricated charges and detained him in Tihar jail and subjected to extreme physical torture.
Geelani said he has dedicated his whole life for ongoing freedom movement. India despite all its coercive and arbitrary measures to cow down his spirits, failed, said Geelani.
Appealing international community to take cognizance of arbitrary measures adopted by New Delhi and their henchmen, impressed to intervene and rescue civilians from the political vendetta.
Meanwhile Tehreek-e-Huriyat expressed deep grief over the demise of a former Hizb ul Mujahideen activist Mohammad Yunis Bhat, (Khonmouh) Pampore. Recalling his services for ongoing freedom movement spokesman said that his sacrifice and commitment is praiseworthy and his untimely death is a great loss for movement and will be remembered for his highest degree of character.
Meanwhile Tehreek-e-Huriyat district president Mohammad Rafiq Owasi led his funeral prayers at his ancestral graveyard in Pampore.