Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Geelani seeks total military pull-out

Hard line Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani today demanded complete demilitarisation of Jammu and Kashmir and said demonstrations would be held starting October 23 over the issue.
The 77-year-old leader told reporters that there would be no provocative slogans during the protests.
He addressed mediapersons after a brief meeting with his supporters at Lal Chowk and claimed that he reached there from his Hyderpora residence by giving the police a slip.
The government, however maintained that he had been allowed “free movement” under the orders of the Single Bench of Chief Justice Barin Ghosh of October 9.
After the press conference, Geelani went to Kothi bagh police station to negotiate the release of five of his supporters, who were detained after he met them earlier in the day. — PTI

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