Geelani stopped from leading peace march

To Address Press Conference Today


Srinagar, Dec 5: Police on Wednesday stopped the Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani from leading a peace march in downtown Srinagar which witnessed group clashes in recent days.
Taking to Greater Kashmir, Geelani said, “I tried to move out of my house to go to downtown for leading a peace march, but policemen stopped me. We had called a peace march today in all these areas where some mischievous elements had tried to harm Sunni-Shia unity.”
A Hurriyat (G) spokesman said police had deployed its men in strength from early morning around Geelani’s residence-cum-Hurriyat office at Hyderpora here. “Geelani sahib was scheduled to offer prayers at the shrine of Khawaja Habibullah Nowshahri (RA) and then lead the protest march. However SHO Budgam and in-charge police post Humhama did not allow him to move outside the house,” the spokesman said.
The spokesman said that amalgam leaders- Ghulam Nabi Sumji, Peer Saifullah and Advocate Muhammad Shafi Reshi - were not allowed to enter the office of the amalgam.
“Geelani will address a press conference at his residence at 12 noon on Thursday in which he will expose the people who want to create sectarian divide in Kashmir,” the spokesman said.
In a press statement, Hurriyat (G) said it will organize a seminar titled “World Human Rights Day and Suppressed People of J&K” at Hurriyat headquarters in Hyderpora. Human rights activists, civil society members and other intellectuals will participate in the seminar.

Lastupdate on : Wed, 5 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 5 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 6 Dec 2012 00:00:00 IST

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