Yet again Government prevents Geelani from holding seminar

Yet again Government prevents Geelani from holding seminar

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Srinagar, Jan 4, CNS: Authorities on Thursday prevented Hurriyat Conference (G) from holding a seminar at its Hydepora office here.

 A huge contingent of police and CRPF personnel deployed at the entry of a lane leading towards Hurriyat (G) headquarters- cum -residence of its chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani, prevented media men and participants from moving ahead.

    Syed Ali Geelani led Hurriyat was scheduled to organize a seminar on Kashmir-centric resolution passed by United Nations Security Council.

    Authorities have already started a crackdown on the Hurriyat activists and dozens of them have been lodged in different police stations.

    A Hurriyat leader said that government disallowed participants from entering the residence of Geelani where he is under detention.

   “Couple of activists who tried to confront police were detained,” he said.

    He added that government has arrested Imtiyaz Hyder, Bilal Sidiqui, Molvi Bashir, Muhammad Yasin Attayi and others.

   Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has already been placed under house arrest while Muhammad Yasin Malik is lodged in Srinagar central jail.

    In past as well, authorities barred Geelani from holding seminars and even pressers.

   A Police official wishing anonymity said that seminar was foiled to maintain law and order.

   Sources said that Geelani led Hurriyat was supposed to discuss the election boycott strategy in the seminar.      

Meanwhile, Hurriyat strongly condemned the ‘illogical’ move of police to disallow to hold the seminar, saying it is undemocratic and worst form dictatorial rule and added that so-called government is denying us the right to hold even academic events”.

Syed Ali Geelani in a statement said that India cannot deny the legitimacy and authenticity of UN resolution as these stand witness that political destiny of Jammu and Kashmir is yet to be decided.

UN resolutions form basics and guarantee the peaceful and amicable solution of issue as per aspirations of people of Jammu and Kashmir, said Syed Ali Geelani. While commenting over the resolution passed on 5th January 1949, Hurriyat Chairman said that even after seven decades these resolutions are a viable and provide a peaceful and durable solution for this vexed and long-standing issue. Expressing his dismay over the role of UNO, Pro-freedom leader said that it is painful that this institution failed to implement its resolutions.

It is unfortunate that it couldn’t contain the arrogant forces like India which is trampling all ethics in Jammu and Kashmir and resulting continuous uncertainty in whole sub-continent, said Geelani.

Pro-freedom leader said that on January 5, 1949 resolution accepted in UN is a clear binding on both India and Pakistan to fulfill their commitment of resolving Kashmir issue according to the wishes and aspiration of the people through a peaceful referendum.

Geelani said that these resolutions guarantee the right to freedom and other political rights to everyone irrespective of his faith and religion. Geelani said that it is very unfortunate that India is denying our right and suppressing our aspirations with its military might.

Citing the examples and procedures adopted in Croatia, East Timor and South Sudan, Hurriyat Chairman said that if UN can settle these issues, what is the reason that the longest pending issue is ignored and brushed under carpet.

Pro-freedom leader said that non-resolution of Kashmir is bone of contention between the two nuclear powers and if UN fails to play its role in solving this grave human issue not only Indo-Pak subcontinent but global peace and stability is under sever threat which may culminate in the world’s biggest human catastrophe.

People of state, Pakistan and India are the principal parties and viable and lasting solution is impossible without taking into consideration the aspiration of people of Jammu and Kashmir, Geelani added, saying no solution to the dispute will be legitimate without the participation of the people of Kashmir.  (CNS)