Srinagar: As tension continues in Kashmir over Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani's killing by the security forces, hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has attempted to flare up the ongoing protest by writing 'Go India Go Back' slogans on the walls of houses here.
Geelani is long known for his anti-India and pro-Pakistan sentiments. At numerous occasions in past, Gilani has openly advocated for Kashmir's integration with the hostile neighbouring country.
The separatists have tried to play with the sentiments of people over Wani's death and continue to enforce bandh in the Kashmir Valley over his encounter.
Meanwhile, curfew and restrictions continued in the Kashmir Valley, which remained shut for the 25th consecutive day.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti lambasted the separatists for trying to flare up the tension in the Valley.
She said the separatists wanted Kashmir to become like Syria. Mincing no words, the Peoples Democratic party chief accused them of ignoring the need of imparting education to the children and instead educating the youth to indulge in stone-throwing incident.
Mufti who interacted with members of the civil society in north Kashmir's Baramulla district on Monday, appealed for a collective effort to reach out to the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
Officially imposed curfew and protest shutdown called by the separatists through weekly protest calendars have crippled life in Kashmir since July 9, a day after Wani's death in a gunfight.