Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Shah Geelani has strongly condemned imposition of Public Safety Act on the amalgamâ€™s general secretary Masrat Alam Bhat and senior leader Abdul Hameed Magray.
â€œKashmir has practically been turned into a police state and administration of justice has been suspended. Booking the two leaders under the draconian public safety act and shifting them to Udhampur and Kot Balwal jails has once exposed the governmentâ€™s stubbornness to curb peaceful political activities by coercion. Instead of releasing the already detained political leaders the government has launched a new wave of arrests and detentions under draconian laws,â€ Geelani said in a statement issued on Tuesday.
Terming the recent arrest of Raja Begum from Sopore as police â€œhooliganism,â€ Geelani said no reasons were given to the womanâ€™s family for her â€˜illegal detention.â€™
Deploring the continued detention of Mian Qayoom, Ashraf Sehrai, G.N Shaheen, Asiya Andrabi and other pro-freedom leaders Geelani said talks of political process were meaningless unless all political prisoners were released.