No plan for shutdowns this summer: Geelani

Last Updated: Saturday, March 12, 2011 - 21:18

Srinagar: Hardline Hurriyat Conference
chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Saturday said his amalgam has no
plan for prolonged shutdowns or for violent protests this
summer in Kashmir Valley.
"There is no programme for prolonged shutdowns or for
violent protests. We are not in favour of damaging the tourist
season this year or of disrupting educational activities," he
said in a statement here.

The separatist leader, however, said shutdowns are
the only option for peaceful agitation.

He said the killing of youth in Machil sector in
Kupwara and other places in the Valley forced the people to
hit the streets last year.
The Valley today observed a shutdown in response to a
call by Geelani to protest the arrest of youths.

Yesterday, state DGP Kuldeep Khoda said his force is
working to ensure a peaceful summer this year.


First Published: Saturday, March 12, 2011 - 21:18

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