Sunday, September 4, 2011


Srinagar Sep 04 (Only Kashmir): An official spokesman today decried attempts of separatist leader Mr. SAS Geelani to disrupt peace by making provocative speeches which invariably lead to serious law and order disturbances in the Valley.
In a statement released to the media, the spokesman said whenever Mr. Geelani is allowed to address gathering at any place, it is followed by large-scale stone pelting and attacks on Police and Paramilitary Forces leading to serious law and order problem in these areas. July 20, Mr. Geelani addressed a gathering at Verinag, Anantnag, which was followed by heavy stone pelting, forcing the Government to escort him back to Srinagar,the spokesman said and added a similar incident took place on August 31 when he addressed an Eid congregation at Sopore.
On September 2, after his address to Friday congregation at Masjid Bitual Mukaram, Baramulla, he took out a procession up to General Bus Stand, which was followed by heavy stone pelting. Similarly yesterday in Anantnag, his address was followed by stone pelting, the spokesman added.
Criticizing Mr Geelani' shutdown call for September 6 & 7, the spokesman said such calls bring miseries to the people and threaten peace in the State. Government can allow antics of one person to result in law-and-order disturbances, which cause miseries and sufferings to general masses and adversely affect education of children and trade of business fraternity. In future, if any restrictions are put on the movement of Mr.Geelani, he and his actions alone would be responsible for this, the spokesman said.
The spokesman further said that the Government has already granted amnesty to all the stone pelters and is regularly reviewing the cases of detenues under PSA on the instructions of Chief Minister Mr. Omar Abdullah.


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