Indian security forces preserved an armed guard around the tomb of Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Tuesday, amid mounting public anger over authorities footage of his funeral, which his household said they were disallowed from going to.
Indian authorities have actually imposed a protection clampdown in the opposed Himalayan region because the death of Geelani, veteran Kashmiri separationist leader as well as previous principal of the All Events Hurriyat Conference (APHC), recently at the age of 92.
His household claim the separatist icon’s body was by force taken away as well as buried in the middle of the evening as well as his kids were kept away from the last rites as well as interment.
Cops have denied the complaints yet faced fresh outrage after posting a video clip on Twitter Monday showing Geelani’s body being cleaned, wrapped in a shroud and hidden.
Being afraid demonstrations, his grave in Indian occupied Jammu as well as Kashmir’s primary city of Srinagar is under armed guard and site visitors are not permitted.
Mufti Nasirul Islam, one of the most elderly Islamic jurist in busy Kashmir condemned the police action as “un-Islamic”.
He told AFP the body of a departed person have to be valued even if it is a “criminal punished to fatality”.
“I believe his household is injured and also individuals of [busy] Kashmir are harmed. Cops ought to apologise for doing this,” the jurist claimed.
Police released the clips after a video clip extensively shared on social networks revealed Geelani’s body, covered in a Pakistan flag, being removed by armed cops as his family members scuffled with cops.
Security forces then provided a declaration saying Geelani’s boys initially accepted a quick funeral service yet altered their minds “most likely under the pressure from Pakistan” and “began turning to anti-national tasks”.
It included that “after persuasion”, Geelani’s family members brought the body to the graveyard “and also performed last rites with due respect”. It did not name which family members were present.
Indian authorities reduced mobile signal as well as the net across the busy region following Geelani’s death– solutions that have only begun coming back on the internet considering that Sunday.
Geelani was once head of the Hurriyat Seminar, a prominent union of Kashmir separationist teams.
The Seminar introduced on Tuesday that Masarat Alam Bhat, a resistance leader that has actually remained in an Indian prison since 2010, had been called as the brand-new head of the coalition.