Srinagar: All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) chairman Syed Ali Geelani has received death threats from underworld don Ravi Pujari, according to a media report on Sunday.
Pujari has allegedly called on the landline number of Hurriyat office in Srinagar's Hyderpura area and threatened to kill its chief, Pakistani newspaper The Nation quoted APHC spokesman Ayaz Akbar as saying. His (Pujari's) tone was uncivilized and abusive, Akbar reportedly said.
“Despite all these threats, Geelani will continue to pursue his stand and continue his struggle for freedom of Kashmir,” Akbar said.
The gangster's threat to Geelani raises many questions and it clearly indicates that he has the backing of the Indian government and communal forces of India, the report further quoted him as saying.
Akbar said that “the Indian government would be held directly responsible if any unpleasant incident happened to the Hurriyat chairman.”
“Hurriyat is mulling over consulting legal experts on the issue,” he said.
“Ravi Pujari is a third-grade uncivilized goon and his threat to kill Geelani is a matter of concern in the wake of rising intolerance in India,” he added.