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Govt shouldn’t target those who don’t agree with it, says Geelani’s son

Naseem Geelani has been summoned by the NIA in connection with investigations into the funding of subversive activities in Kashmir.

india Updated: Jul 31, 2017 19:07 IST
Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s son Naseem Geelani has been summoned by the NIA. (HT Photo / Waseem Andrabi)
Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s son Naseem Geelani has been summoned by the NIA. (HT Photo / Waseem Andrabi)

Naseem Geelani, the younger son of hardline Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani, said on Monday the government shouldn’t only “target” those who don’t agree with it and that the same yardstick should be used for everybody.

Naseem has been summoned by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with investigations into the funding of subversive activities in Kashmir.

“Accountability is good but there should be same yardstick. Don’t target only those people who don’t agree with you,” he said in a Facebook post.

“(It should be) same for all politicians, you must not have forgotten name of Palm Jumeirah (in) Dubai and many more. At least we are ready, what about others?” he asked.

He was referring to allegations which surfaced some years back that a National Conference leader owned a condominium in the archipelago which is home to the most expensive properties in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Geelani’s elder son Naeem, who was scheduled to appear before the NIA in Delhi, was admitted to the ICU at SKIMS hospital in Srinagar on Sunday after complaining of severe chest pain.