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Students protest assault on Geelani

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 17:15

Srinagar: Students at University of Kashmir here on Tuesday protested the assault on hardline Hurriyat Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani in New Delhi by members of two right wing groups.

The students held a sit-in at the University, carried
banners and shouted slogans in favour of Geelani.

Students said that they condemn the "coward, shameful and
inhuman" act by the "goons" as they expressed solidarity with
the Hurriyat leader.

Geelani, who is in New Delhi, addressed the students via
a phone call thanking them for expressing their sentiments
against the "murderous attack" on him by "unscrupulous
elements".

"Yesterday during a programme, unscrupulous elements
armed with sticks made a murderous assault on me. Since this
news went out, I have been receiving continuous calls from
Kashmir, Jammu, Azad Kashmir (POK) and Pakistan," Geelani said
during his telephonic address to the students.

Activists of right-wing Bhagat Singh Kranti Sena
(BSKS) and Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) had
assaulted 81-year-old Geelani yesterday when he was walking
towards a seminar hall in north Delhi.

The assault drew widespread condemnation in Kashmir with
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah saying "these
Bhagat Singh Kranti Sena (BSKS) and ABVP goons are bloody
idiots."

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 17:15

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