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India should release Geelani immediately: Dal Khalsa

punjab Updated: Feb 26, 2013 15:27 IST
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Slamming union home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde for his flip-flop position on “Saffron terror and RSS sponsored terrorism”, the Dal Khalsa has urged him to restore the civil, political and human rights of Hurriyat (G) Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, who is under house arrest at his New Delhi residence since Feb 9.

Condemning his continued house arrest, the Dal Khalsa head HS Dhami has urged the government of India to release Geelani.

In a statement Dhami said the detention of Geelani ever since the hanging of Afzal Guru as ‘illegal and unjust’. Taking a dig at Indian civil society, an eminent human rights activists based in the capital for their stoic silence, he said the government has stooped too low to gag the voice of Kashmiri people.

Urging the civil society to speak up against state’s high handedness, he urged the officials of United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch to intervene and take stock of the ground situation vis-à-vis rights violations.

He said that the government was highly mistaken that by detaining Geelani, it could break his resolve for carrying forward the struggle for Kashmir’s self-determination.