CM hits out at Hurriyat, JeI
Jammu, Dec 7: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday hit out at the Hurriyat Conference and Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) for their strong reaction to union minister and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah’s advocacy for reopening of cinemas in Kashmir.
“Given that cable TV providers show all the movies that would come to cinemas & some that don’t ;-) will Geelani ask us to ban cable now???”, Omar wrote on mirco-blogging networking site Twitter.
Hardline Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Independent MLA from Langate Engineer Abdul Rashid had slammed Farooq Abdullah for advocating reopening of cinema halls and liquor shops in Kashmir, saying there was no place for such “immoral things” in the Valley.
Hurriyat Conference had said that Kashmir was a place of saints and there was no place for liquor shops and cinema halls here.
On Monday, Farooq had said that cinemas and liquor shops should reopen in Kashmir to give more options to tourists visiting the State.
In another tweet, Omar asked: “I’d be interested to know how many OIC (Organisation of Islamic Countries) member countries (including Pakistan & Bangladesh) allow cinemas to function in their countries”.
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