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Condemns terror attack on the twin mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand

Srinagar March 15: Chairman All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Geelani has expressed his grave concern over what he termed ‘aggressive and repressive’ measure by the security agencies against ‘peaceful, unarmed civilians’ including pro-freedom leadership and activists.

In  a press release issued here, Geelani expressed his deep concern over the unabated arrests and detention of 14 ‘civilians’ of Ratnipora Pulwama, slapping the PSA on Mushtaq Ahmad Veeri and Jamaat-e-Islami activists and ‘terrorizing the pro-freedom people’ and their families through agencies terming them as ‘barbaric actions’ which, he added, can’t deter the people from ‘vehemently supporting’ the ongoing ‘freedom movement’.

Hurriyat chairman said that the repressive actions against the ‘freedom loving people’ have failed on all fronts during the past 71 years and shall fail again in future as well. “The conduct of the Indian state is highly unfortunate and unacceptable and the authorities are hell bent to curb and strangulate the genuine aspirations and political voice for right to self-determination. Purely a political and peaceful movement as recognized in UN charter is being negated and denied with muscular policy and by resorting to military might,” Geelani was quoted as saying by the press release.

Meanwhile, Geelani also condemned the terror attack on the twin mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, wherein 50 people were brutally killed and termed the attack as a ’heinous and brutal act’ not only against the Muslims, but whole of humanity. “We, as a nation, sympathize with the families of those who were killed or injured and share their grief,” Geelani added.

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