Go ahead: CM to Umar
Srinagar, May 20: The Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, on Thursday said the government would allow the Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, to proceed towards Eidgah on Friday.
“We don’t want to stop Mirwaiz from commemorating the death anniversary of his father,” Omar told reporters at the sidelines of a function at SKICC here.
“We hope they refrain from inciting people and there are no law and order problems,” the Chief Minister added.
Omar said the government does not stop anyone from taking out peaceful marches. “If there is no disturbance we have no problem at all,” he added.
Meanwhile, the Hurriyat (M) Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, maintained that they would go ahead with their programme. “We have informed the district administration and we will go ahead with our plans,” Mirwaiz told Greater Kashmir.
Reacting to the Chief Minister’s assurance about allowing him and his supporters to proceed towards Martyrs graveyard at Eidgah Mirwaiz said, “We have never been stopped from reaching there on this day, but we have seen in the past that Police seal all the entry points leading towards old city and it doesn’t allow people from other areas to join the rally.”
The Hurriyat insiders said that all the arrangements have been put in place to make Eidgah a programme success. “Thousands of people will attend the rally,” a senior Hurriyat leader said.
Lastupdate on : Thu, 20 May 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 20 May 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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