Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Geelani calls for strike on Feb 7

Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, today called for strike on protest on February 3 and valley wide shutdown on February 7 against the shifting of detainees to jails outside.

“The shifting of the detainees is a practice is pure vengeance and it is done just to harass the people of Kashmir. We cannot sit silent, therefore, strike shall be held on February 7 and before that the protest shall be staged on February 3,” Geelani said in a statement.

Lashing out at the authorities for the move, he said it is violation of the Supreme Court norms.“According to the Supreme Court ruling the prisoners are to be kept in the jails closest to their residence so that they could meet their kin. But here the rules are violated to harass people,” he said.The separatist leader said the strike was postponed to allow people participate in the Eid-i-Milad celebrations.

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