Curbs on Syed Ali Gilani eased after 19 days
New Delhi, February 28, 2013 (PPI-OT): Restrictions on the veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani has been eased after being remained under house arrest in New Delhi for 19 days. After remaining out of touch with his family due to strict restrictions, police withdrew its personnel from his Delhi’s residence on Wednesday evening. Syed Ali Gilani was allowed by the government of India to talk to his family.
Delhi police officials allowed Gilani to talk to his family for the first time after he was detained at his residence at Malviya Nagar, New Delhi on February 9, when Mohammad Afzal Guru was hanged in Tihar jail.
“I talked to my ailing father and mother after 17 days, he seemed very weak and was not even able to talk much”, the son of the veteran leader said.
Syed Ali Gilani needed immediate medical treatment as he has been deprived of his basic routine, which includes the prescribed daily long walk of one hour. Due to continued house arrest he has developed many other ailments including chest and abdominal pain as well, he added.
The ailing veteran leader while talking to Kashmir Media Service from New Delhi described his continued detention as illegal and an act of high-handedness from the Government of India and its puppet regime in the occupied Kashmir.
He said that the police authorities did not allow even daily newspapers during his house arrest.
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