Forced burial, cases against Geelani family shameful: PM

Staff Reporter

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday termed the forced burial of Kashmir Freedom Movement icon and Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani and registration of cases against his family by Indian authorities as shameful.

Taking to Twitter from his personal handle, the prime minister termed the attempt as shameful while sharing the details published in the Indian media.

He said that snatching the body of the 92-year-old Syed Ali Geelani one of the most respected and principled Kashmiri leaders, and then registering cases against his family is just another shameful example of India’s descent into fascism under the Nazi-inspired RSS-BJP government.

Indian officials said on Sunday that police in Indian-occupied Kashmir had charged Geelani’s family members under a harsh anti-terror law for raising anti-India slogans and wrapping his body in the Pakistani flag.

Meanwhile, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, while talking to the media in Lahore, said that Modi was so frightened that “he couldn’t hand over a dead body to the family”.

He said that the Indian prime minister was “such a coward” that he could not bear an expression of freedom.

“The prime minister has strictly condemned this today. Pakistan’s government and people strictly condemn it and want to tell the Kashmiri people that we are standing as a wall behind you,” the information minister said.

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