Shiv Sena demands Geelani’s arrest

They termed Geelani as an anti-national who would further fuel militancy in Jammu and Kashmir.

May 02, 2015 08:18 pm | Updated November 16, 2021 05:07 pm IST - Jammu

Shiv Sena today demanded the arrest of separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, and asked the state government to send him to Pakistan on exile.

Terming Geelani as an anti-national who would further fuel militancy in Jammu and Kashmir, activists of Dogra Front and Shiv Sena took out a procession in Jammu and burned a Pakistani flag and an effigy of the separatist leader.

“Why is the government of Jammu and Kashmir not sending Syed Ali Shah Geelani to Pakistan on an exile from India? His only work is to chant pro-Pakistan slogans, wave Pakistan flag and disrupt the peace in the Valley and bring turmoil in Kashmir,” state president of Shiv Sena and Dogra Front Ashok Gupta said.

“If he loves Pakistan so much that he waves Pakistan flags in Kashmir and challenge the duration of Amarnath Yatra, then he must be sent to that country,” he said.

Accusing the BJP-PDP coalition government of being soft on anti-national elements, Gupta said, “The coalition government has been a complete failure as in less than one month. This is the second time that the Pakistan flag has been waved on Indian land, which is a very serious crime under the state law.”

Gupta said the government has been a mute spectator and questioned the government on granting of permission to the separatists for holding of the rally.

“When they were aware of what happened in a similar rally, then why did they give permission for another such rally?” he asked.

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