SAR Gilani’s family demands his immediate release

Srinagar, February 21, 2016 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the family of Kashmiri intellectual Professor Syed Abdul Rehman (SAR) Gilani has demanded his immediate release, terming the sedition charges against him as fabricated and baseless. Mufti Syed Abdul Raheem Gilani, noted Islamic scholar and brother of SAR Gilani, in a media interview in Srinagar said, “His brother has been raising voice for genuine rights of people.

He works for underprivileged sections of the society. He has been fighting for human rights and we are proud of him. The arrest and slapping of sedition charging against him are completely unjustified.”He said if the intellectual class of India is saying that Afzal Guru was not given a fair trial, if these functions are organised every year then how it is an act of sedition?

This is a fabricated case which has no legal basis, he added. The family members have expressed concern over the safety of SAR Gilani since Kanhaiya Kumar, who also faces sedition charges in connection with an event at Delhi’s JNU, was attacked inside court premises.

“We are very much concerned about his safety. All the right-minded people including students, scholars and intellectuals in India have condemned his arrest because they have realized he has been working for humanity. By his arrest the judicial institution and the secular character of India has been undermined. We want withdrawal of the charges against him and he should be released immediately,” Raheem Gilani said.

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