Geelani was placed under house arrest on Monday after 20 people, including 13 militants, three soldiers and four civilians, were killed in three gun battles in south Kashmir.
The scenes at the hospital are heart wrenching as the injured writhing in pain have horrific episodes of forces brutality to narrate. The civilian death toll has reached to five. All the commercial and business establishments, government and private offices remained mostly closed in the areas. Train services between north Kashmir's Baramulla town and Bannihal town have been suspended. Muhammad Yasin Malik, chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation front (JKLF) has been lodged in Srinagar central jail. An APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that a posse of Indian policemen deployed outside Syed Ali Gilani's residence prevented him from coming out. Mirwaiz also tried to defy house detention but was arrested by the security forces.
However, he addressed his supporters and demanded resolution of the Kashmir issue. His statement came in defence of cricket icon Shahid Afridi's tweet on Kashmir killings.
JRL said that there is deep pain and anger among people as they witness killings of young boys who feel forced to take up arms as a means of resisting oppression and forcible control over their land. It belongs to the people of Kashmir and it is our fundamental right to decide our future and destiny. They said that GOI should by now have fully realised that force and might will not deter people from pursuing their just cause even at the cost of their lives. It is very necessary we must talk to Pakistan to of this storm", he said Taking a jibe at the ruling PDP in the state, he said, "If PDP would have been in senses, it would have left the chair. "When these boys, who are barely even trained in combat, are killed by blowing up houses where they are trapped and their charred bodies are retrieved, people can not control their emotions and in their love for them, come out in lakhs to pay homage to them".