Authorities in occupied Kashmir thwart Syed Ali Geelani's book launch

Indian police erect barricades in front of Geelani's house to prevent people from participating in the ceremony


APP April 23, 2017
A file photo of Hurriyet leader Syed Ali Geelani. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: Authorities in India-held Kashmir sealed Syed Ali Geelani's residence in Hyderpora, Srinagar on Sunday to prevent the launch of his book on Allama Muhammad Iqbal.

According to Kashmir Media Service, occupied forces deployed heavy contingents of police around the residence and office of All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC) Chairman Geelani where people from different walks of life were expected to attend the release ceremony for his book titled: Iqbal: Roohi Deen Ka Shinasa.

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The police prohibited guests to cross the barricades erected in front of the house, KMS reported.

Earlier this month, the Kashmiri leader urged people to completely boycott the parliamentary by-elections in the valley.

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In a statement, he said on the one side, the puppet authorities were brutally killing people and hundreds of Hurriyet leaders and activists had been sent to detention centres; on the other, the pro-India politicians were busy staging election drama in the occupied territory.

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FARID AHMAD RAZA | 3 years ago | Reply | Recommend Syed Ali gilani is the only one he dare to show the real face of india to the word.India claim being democracy ba nning freedom of speech'violating human rights' beating innocent citizen. The example of this brutal democracy would be record in history.
k | 3 years ago | Reply | Recommend @rao usman: not in your lifespan man, Gandhi Nehrus are not lives anymore.
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