Chairman Huriyat Conference, Syed Ali Geelani on Sunday strongly criticised state authorities for shifting Mohammad Yasin Malik to jail, and placing Mirwaiz Omer Farooq, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, Shabir Ahmad Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saif Ullah, Raja Meraj u Din & Mohammad Ashraf Laya under house arrest. Syed Ali Geelani while referring to authorities said that virtually they have accepted defeat and it testifies our stand that these elections are mere drama sponsored by armed forces.