APHC chairman, Syed Ali Geelani on Thursday condemned the continuous raids and detention of pro-freedom leaders and activists by NIA sleuths and said that it is very sad that authorities in Delhi don’t allow even peaceful political activities.

 Slamming authorities, Geelani said that they have launched a defamation campaign against the freedom movement which people have nourished with their passion and on the other are utilizing its NIA sleuths to hide its brutalities and to create scare among leadership and people, added Geelani.

Commenting over the recent raids and arrests, Geelani said that NIA raids on residences of Gh Nabi Sumji, provincial president, Molana Aga Syed Hassan, freedom party activist Zameer Ahmad Sheikh, Showkat Ahmad Bakhshi and detention of Kamran Yusuf (Journalist) and Javed Ahmad (Kulgam) are highly condemnable.

Geelani suggested Indian authorities to learn from the annals of history and said that they too were forced to live like slaves under Britishers and added that their coercive measures won’t dampen our passion nor can deter us from our mission. History stands witness to the fact that ultimately imperial and autocratic forces failed to cow down the aspirations of suppressed nations, asserted Geelani.

 Geelani denounced human rights violations and brutalities perpetrated by occupied forces and said that puppet regime in state is creating a fear psychosis and as such there is no guarantee of life and dignity of citizens.

 Slamming and strongly criticizing PDP led administration, Syed Ali Geelani said that through NIA sleuths they are hell-bent to harass and create grave yard like silence and added that despite their rhetoric about “battle of ideas’’, they stand exposed as they are strangulating genuine voices and creating “emergency” like situtaions in state.  

Meanwhile authorities on Thursday disallowed Huriyat executive council meeting at Hyderpora.

All roads leading to Huriyat headquarter were sealed and large number of police and CRPF personnel were deployed around residence of Syed Ali Geelani. Statement said that even office bearers were not allowed to attend office duties. Syed Ali Geelani while denouncing unnecessary curbs on executive council meet, said that autocratic behavior of authorities is undemocratic and a shameful act.

Criticizing human rights organizations, Geelani said that it is very sad that a youth Manzoor Ahmad in Lolab disappeared in broad day light in forced custody, however these organizations are acting as mute spectator.

Geelani expressed his deep grief over the assassination of a woman journalist and said that we highly condemn this inhuman act.

Syed Ali Geelani said that ethnic cleaning of Rohingya muslims is very pain giving and in his appeal to OIC and UNO urged to take steps to stop ongoing bloodshed.

Geelani called a peaceful protest after Friday prayers against state sponsored genocide in Miyanmar and to express soliderty with Rohingya muslims.