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Rescind decision on Dogra certificates: Geelani to JK govt

Last Updated: Monday, April 4, 2011 - 23:55

Srinagar: Separatist leader Syed Ali Shah
Geelani on Monday said the Omar Abdullah government`s decision to
issue Dogra certificates to people in Jammu region was aimed
at dividing the state and demanded its immediate revocation.

"This is a well-planned attempt to impose a particular
community on the people of Kashmir and is intended to fulfill
designs of the communal people who want to divide the state,"
he said.

The chairman of the hardline faction of the Hurriyat
Conference, in a statement here, demanded immediate revocation
of the decision.

Last month, the state government gave its nod for
issuance of Dogra certificate to the people of Jammu region.

Geelani said such a step would facilitate settlement
of non-state subjects in the state who could speak the Dogri

The Hurriyat hawk also flayed the state police for
what he said locking a mosque at Janipur in Jammu region.

Such acts could disrupt peace in the area, he said.


First Published: Monday, April 4, 2011 - 23:55
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