The pro-Pakistan leader criticised the administration for the arrest of the three Facebook users besides various 'pro freedom' leaders terming these as unwanted.
"(The) establishment with the dint of force is creating terror and is indulged in violation of basic human rights. Suppressive measures in no way are the solution, instead they complicate already tense situation," Geelani said.
He said that the arrest of Tariq Majid Khan, Rameez Ahmad Shah and Irshad Ahmad by police was aimed to "deviate the attention from the issue of Verma panel recommendations against the armed forces".
"Since last 22-years thousands of Kashmiri women were sexually harassed and molested by Indian forces neither a single case was registered nor they were perused for their offenses," Geelani, while questioning the role of National media, said.
The three youth were arrested on Wednesday night under Section 66 A of the IT Act and Section 506 RPC (Criminal Intimidation) for "posting hate messages on the Facebook page of the girl band called Pragaash" for their public performance in a music contest in December last year. The comments attracted national media frenzy as the verbal war between supporters and critics of public-music-performance forced the class 10 school girls to announce disbanding.