Srinagar: A Braking news reported by Kashmir Media Service (KMS) says in occupied Kashmir, Indian police arrested a noted Indian human rights activist, Gautam Navlakha and three Sikh leaders from a hotel in Srinagar.
Gautam Navlakha and Sikh leaders were in Srinagar to participate in a seminar organized by the forum patronized by the veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, at Hyderpora. However, the seminar was banned by the authorities and nobody was allowed to reach the venue.
“We have detained Gautam and some Sikh leaders to prevent them from reaching Hyderpora,” a police official confirmed.
Police also arrested many Hurriyet activists on the Airport Road as they were proceeding towards Gilani’s residence. They included Syed Imtiyaz Hyder, Bashir Andrabi and others.
Arrested Sikh leaders include Advo. Harpal Singh Cheema (Panch Pardhani), S. Kanwar Pal Singh and Dr. Manjinder Singh Jandi (Dal Khalsa).
Update: Arrested leaders were reportedly released in the afternoon, after the scheduled time for the seminar ended.
Sikh leaders detailed by J&K Police in Srinagar to prevent participation in Hurriyat Seminar
Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir police have reportedly detained Advo. Harpal Singh Cheema (Akali Dal Panch Pardhani) and S. Kanwar Pal Singh and Dr. Manjinder Singh Jandi of Dal Khalsa in Srinagar. These Sikh leaders were in Srinagar to participate in a Seminar being organized by All Party Hurriyat Conference led by SAS Geelani. The theme of seminar was “How to Resist the Indian State Fascism”.
Source told Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) that Sikh leaders were initially detained by Srinagar police in Grand Rayan Hotel in Hyderpora Chowk. Later they were shifted to Srinagar’s Sadar Police station by the police.
It is notable that pro-freedom Kashmiri leader SAS Geelani had invited representatives of pro-freedom Sikh organisations to attend the seminar.
More details were awaited at the time of writing this news.