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JKLF supporters attack Geelani's office

In continued violent turf war between separatist groups in Kashmir valley, JKLF supporters today hit back attacking the office of hardline pro-Pakistan leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani here over distribution of monetary relief to victims of militancy.

india Updated: Mar 15, 2010 20:58 IST

In continued violent turf war between separatist groups in Kashmir valley, JKLF supporters on Monday hit back attacking the office of hardline pro-Pakistan leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani here over distribution of monetary relief to victims of militancy.

Three JKLF supporters were injured and two of their vehicles damaged when they were returning after distributing Rs 9.40 lakh to people in Chinkipora in Sopore in north Kashmir.

Members of JKLF, including its Chairman Yaseen Malik, were assaulted in Sopore last evening as supporters of hardline Geelani did not like his gesture of giving more money than Geelani.

It was the turn of JKLF supporters to get back at Geelani's office today as they vowed that the oldest separatist face of Kashmir will not be allowed to step outside his house till he apologises Malik.

The JKLF had earlier handed over Rs 1.5 lakh to people whose houses were burnt by terrorists during an encounter last month at a place considered a stronghold of Geelani faction.

Geelani, who returned here after two-month of treatment, went to Chinkipora area and handed over Rs five lakh to the people.

Malik, along with his supporters, responded by handing over Rs 9.40 lakh which he claimed had been collected from people across the valley.