Geelani slams Govt over internet gag
Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani, today slammed the state authorities for pushing the people into “stone age’’ by snapping the social networking sites.
He said that this was ploy to cover up the atrocities inflicted by government forces. While lashing out at the state authorities, Geelani criticized restrictions on social media sites. He said that this was one more act of state sponsored terrorism.
Commenting over the communication blockade, Geelani said there is “no justification to deny access to social media and is tantamount to denial of fundamental rights.’’
Ridiculing state authorities for their lame excuses wherein they attributed the prevailing volatile to the social media ban, Geelani said instead of addressing the basic cause of political uncertainty in the state “ they are entangled with issues of no importance and off shoots arising out of that.‘’
Geelani while decrying the restrictions on social media, said that deteriorating situations are there since Indian forces occupied “our state’’ and for last 70 years’ people are “yearning for their right to freedom.’’
“It is a lame excuse to attribute present turbulence to social media gag,’’ said Geelani. “How come ban on internet will bring peace to state,’’ asked Geelani. “It won’t help you and the only option left is to ascertain the people’s aspiration and these patchworks, cosmetic approach and restricting access to social media will prove counterproductive,’’ he added.
Commenting over prevailing situations, Geelani said that in recent past we had “no network sites but still the state was on boil because of denying basic rights and for political uncertainty.’’
Geelani while slamming policy makers in Delhi, said that they are fully aware that gag on social media is a futile exercise, however by restricting access to social media, are deliberately ruining our economy and education sector. It is one more ploy to conceal facts and cover human rights violations in state & atrocities inflicted by forces, added Geelani. There are no substantial grounds for the restrictions on social media and said that it was the Indian forces that raided a college in Pulwama.
Blaming forces for their highhandedness, Geelani said that after thrashing a student and using a youth as human shield,forces uploaded these video clips on social media. The forces are creating all the mess and they need to be restricted and held responsible for creating chaos.
Blaming Indian forces for their mischievous activities, Geelani said that they are provoking students to justify their callous actions & highhandedness against innocent civilians. They are provoking students and adding fuel to fire, added Geelani and blamed forces for Shopian college episode.
Hurriyat chairman in his appeal to international human rights organizations asked to intervene and take cognizance of social media bane in state.
Meanwhile, Syed Ali Geelani paid rich tributes to founder and prominent leader of JKLF late Aman Ullah Khan & said that he was a man of principle and pursued mission of freedom with zeal and extreme passion. Praying for great leader, Geelani said that he was an ideological leader and better option to pay tributes to late leader is that we must follow right to self-determination with commitment, full strength and dedications.
Syed Ali Geelani also expressed his deep grief over sad demise of prominent & well-known poet Nizam u Din Seher (Sopor). He condoled the family and prayed for departed soul and strength to bear the irreparable loss. Geelani said that we were very close & late Sehar was a prominent poet and knowledgeable par excellence.