Geelani chairs Hurriyat (G) meet, says government forces promoting liquor trade, intoxicating youth

Srinagar, May 26: Hurriyat Conference (G) Executive Body (Majlis Shora) Saturdayheld a meeting at Hyderpora which was presided by its chairman Syed Ali Geelani and attended by the heads or the representatives of its constituent parties.

According to a statement issued here, the heads or the representatives of its constituent parties included Gh Nabi Sumji, Shahid Saleem, Hakim Ab Rashid, Gh Mohammad Nagu, Bashir Ahmad Andrabi, Bilal Sidiqi, Gulshan Abbas, Zamrooda Habib, Mohd Yusuf Naqash, Molvi Bashir Irfani, Ad Mohd Shafi Reshi, Mohd Shafi Lone, Imtiaz Ahmad Shah, Syed Mohd Shafi, Peer Ab Rashid, Mohd Yasin Ataie, Kh Firdous and Gh Ahmad Gulzar.

The participants reviewed and discussed the prevailing grim situation in state and it was observed that Indian authorities instead of implementing a realistic and political approach for the resolution of issue are following their obsessive dogma.

The participants expressed their serious concern about the ill treatment meted out to detainees in Tihar and condemned the continued detention of resistance leaders including Shabir Ahmad Shah, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saif -Ullah, Meraj u Din Kalwal, Naeem Ahmad Khan, Dr Gh Mohammad Bhat, Muzaffar Ahmad Dar, Shahid Yusuf, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Shahid ul Islam, Mohd Aslam Wani and Zahoor Ahmad Watali.

Geelani in his address while stressing upon the participants to pursue mission with persistence and steadfastness said that detainees are subjected to “extreme vengeance”.

Blaming forces for increased waywardness among youth, Geelani said that forces are involved in liquor trade and supply and intoxicating youth.

Expressing his serious concern about the “mischievous activities” of forces, Hurriyat (G) chairman alleged that forces are scandalously supplying drugs like brown sugar and liquor in nook and corner of state.

“Forced occupation is the root cause of all evils,” Geelani said adding, “We need to build our character as per guidelines laid by Islam.”

Criticizing authorities for denying political space to leadership, Geelani said our youth and resistance leadership are being caged on “frivolous” charges.

Geelani said that people need to exhibit utmost steadfastness and stand united. “It is the secret of our victory against the oppressors, who are hell bent on creating confusion by hatching conspiracies, and promoting waywardness,” he said.

Meanwhile; Geelani condemned forces’ action in Jamia Masjid, saying authorities are hell bent on carrying bloodshed. “I strongly condemn the police excesses in Jamia Masjid and surrounding areas,” he said.

He warned authorities that if forces are not contained, they will have to face the wrath and reaction from people.

“The firing in Jamia and its desecration is intolerable,” Geelani said adding, “They (forces) have crossed limits and hurt the sentiments of Muslims.” (GNS)

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