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Syed Ali Gilani denounces arrest spree in IOK

Srinagar, August 20, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani has strongly condemned the arrest and torture of pro-freedom activists by the Indian police in the territory.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement in Srinagar said that Hurriyet leader, Farooq Ghautapuri, was being subjected to severe physical and mental torture in police custody.

“Another Hurriyet activist, Nazir Ahmad Tantary, was arrested and slapped with draconian Public Safety Act for teaching Quran and leading prayers in a local mosque. He was arrested on August 3 and on August 14, the District Magistrate Baramulla sent him to jail under PSA,” he added.

The veteran leader said that his forum had received detention grounds of Tantray wherein he had been charged for his freedom ideology and for imparting Quran, religious teaching and leading prayers in a local mosque. He said that the puppet Chief Minister Omar Abdullah in this regard had achieved something that even Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Sangh Parivar could not. “In order to crush people’s spirits and sentiments, he has surpassed rule of law and all moral limits,” he stated.

Strongly lashing out at Omar Abdullah-led puppet administration, Syed Ali Gilani said that even Narendra Modi in Gujarat could not dare to declare openly the teaching of Quran as an offence. However, Omar Abdullah’s administration has done this job and even sentenced a person for teaching Quran and leading prayers, he said.

The veteran leader said that the police had unleashed a reign of terror in Shopian. He demanded immediate release of all illegally detained youth. He deplored that Indian policemen were killing innocent people for getting promotions.

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