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Press Trust Of India
Srinagar, April 20, 2014
First Published: 16:30 IST(20/4/2014)
Last Updated: 16:34 IST(20/4/2014)
Case against Geelani for election boycott call
A case has been registered againsthardline Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani under the Unlawful Activities (prevention) Act for allegedly calling for a boycott of elections.
Geelani had given the alleged boycott call during a press meet on Friday last.
"A case under Section 13 of Unlawful Activities Act has been registered against Geelani in police station Budgam," a police spokesman said.
The spokesman did not divulge any further details.
However, sources said said the case was registered against the Hurriyat hawk as he allegedly called for boycott of the ongoing Lok Sabha elections in Kashmir.
Geelani had said during the press conference that people have a right to stay away from polls just like they have the right to vote.
He had also called for "civil curfew" on April 24, 30 and May 7 when voting will be held for three Lok Sabha constituencies of Anantnag, Srinagar and Baramulla, respectively.
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