Geelani losing feel of the people`s pulse: CM Omar

Last Updated: Friday, May 6, 2011 - 15:25

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister
Omar Abdullah has said that hardline Hurriyat Conference
leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani was losing the feel of the
people`s pulse in Kashmir by calling for funeral prayers for
slain Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden.
"One gets the feeling that he`s (Geelani) losing his
touch on the pulse of the people - first Panchayat elections
and now the funeral prayers," Omar said in response to a tweet
on a micro-blogging site.

Laden was killed in a pre-dawn operation by the US
Navy Seals in Pakistan`s Abbottabad earlier this week.
The Hurriyat hawk has called for funeral prayers in
absentia for the world`s most wanted terrorist after Friday
congregational prayers.

Geelani was placed under house arrest yesterday as
authorities apprehended trouble after he planned to lead one
such funeral prayer for bin Laden in Batamaloo area of the


First Published: Friday, May 6, 2011 - 15:25

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