Geelani calls for shutdown on PM's Kashmir visit

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Srinagar
  • Updated: Nov 13, 2014 21:57 IST

Hardline Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Thursday called for a shutdown against the proposed rally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Srinagar. The BJP, however, has not confirmed any dates so far.

"A complete shutdown should be observed on November 20 against the proposed visit of Narendra Modi," said Geelani in a statement in Srinagar.

The prime minister is likely to visit Kashmir for election campaign. However, the dates for the same have not been announced. Party sources said the PM is likely to visit in the last week of November.

"The state administration is resorting to its dictatorial tactics and elections are being conducted by dint of might," said Geelani, while reiterating election boycott campaign.

"We will continue anti-poll campaign despite arrest of our leaders and activists," he added.
Expressing dismay over "insensitiveness of the world bodies", Geelani said: "Even after seeing gross violations of human values, they never played their effective and assigned role".

He also asked supporters to register a protest after the Friday prayers against "highhandedness and barbaric approach of police and state authorities".

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