Iqbal Ahmad

Police foil Hurriyat-G meet

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Srinagar, Feb 24: Police on Saturday foiled a scheduled executive body meeting of the Hurriyat-G called here by its chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani.

Geelani had called the meeting at his uptown Hyderpora residence in the city.

A police contingent posted outside Geelani’s residence did not allow anybody, including media persons, to enter his house.

Geelani has been under house arrest for over one year.

In a press release here, Hurriyat-G said police also conducted raids and detained several leaders including Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar (spokesman), Mohammad Ashraf Laya, and Bilal Sidiqee.

Hurriyat-G said that “authorities are playing with fire” and their “despotic attitude is the root cause of uncertainty and horrendous situations in state.”

Terming the curbs as unjustified and unconstitutional, it said “the anti-Kashmiri state resorted to its usual tactic of curbing the leadership and gagging voices, once again showing that Kashmir is ruled by the forces’ might.”

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