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Geelani's mother says he's innocent
|Srinagar: The mother of Delhi-based lecturer Abdul Rehman Geelani, arrested in connection with the December 13 terrorist attack on Indian Parliament, appealed on 6 Feb. for his release, claiming "he is innocent".
In identical appeals addressed to the President, the Prime Minister and various human rights groups, Geelani's mother, Syeda Shazada, said she was hopeful that "justice will not be delayed" in the case of her "innocent son".
"I have unshakable faith in the innocence of my son whom I have brought up in a congenial and conducive atmosphere, with love for the dignity of mankind and tolerance."
"My son is a learned scholar of Arabic and it is beyond my imagination that he would stoop so low and do this act of violence, subversion and oppression for which he has hatred," she said in the appeal.
Shazada said Geelani was born in a "value-oriented atmosphere of humanism" and wondered: "How could he become a fanatic and do subversive and anti-national activities?" To allege that he is involved in subversive activities is far from the truth and is far away from his nature, she added (PTI). q
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