Islamabad:The Azad Jammu and Kashmir Chapter of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (G) has denounced the false sedition charges against Kashmiri scholar, Professor SAR Geelani and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) row orchestrated under the fanatic BJP regime led by Narindra Modi.
The APHC (G) AJK leaders, Ghulam Mohammad Safi, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, Mehmood Ahmad Saghar and Syed Abdullah Geelani addressing a press conference here at National Press Club, today, said that Indian authorities were implicating Professor SAR Gilani, in a false case only because he was a Kashmiri and a Muslim. They said that the authorities had no evidence of sedition against Professor Gilani.
The APHC (G) AJK leaders said that the Indian government had started a campaign of communal hatred against non-Brahmans, non-Hindus and particularly Kashmiris across the country.
They maintained that the present row was started on the pretext of two events, one, held in the Press Club of India and the other in the JNU on the death anniversary of Kashmiri martyred leader, Muhammad Afzal Guru on February 9. The events were usual death anniversary functions to highlight judicial injustice done in the Indian Parliament attack case, they added.
The APHC (G) AJK leaders said this that time the BJP regime looked for another soft target identifying SAR Gilani. India created hype and implicated him in a frivolous sedition case, they deplored.
They said Afzal Guru was denied fair trial from the very beginning as he did not have a proper lawyer to represent him. Many lawyers refused to take his case owing to the fear psychosis and atmosphere of intimidation, which prevailed in the aftermath of the Parliament attack, they said.
The APHC (G)-AJK leaders said that human rights groups, credible legal experts and intellectuals had already raised fingers on the trial and judgments delivered by the courts in Afzal Gurus case.
They said commemorating his martyrdom anniversary has been a routine event and Prof Gilani has been organizing programmes in New Delhi every year on this occasion. It was never considered an act of sedition, they said.