Death Threat: ‘Will Continue with my Mission,’ says Geelani; Mirwaiz Condemns

Ubeer Naqushbandi


The octogenarian Hurriyat patriarch leader Syed Ali Geelani on Sunday said that death threats by underworld don Ravi Pujara won’t deter his resolve and he would “continue his mission of taking the movement to its logical conclusion”.

Speaking to Kashmir Life from New Delhi, he said, “these threats are not a new thing to me; eighteen murderous attempts have been made on my life.”

Notably, a gangster named Ravi Pujari had called on official number of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat head office at Hyderpora around 08:45 PM on Friday. A statement issued by the Hurriyat had said, “he spoke in an uncivilized and abusive language. The underworld don then himself confirmed the threat call on a private news channel of India and publically threatened to kill Geelani.”

Geelani, who is in Union capital for detailed health check-up, said, “the life and death lies in the hands of Almighty Allah and nobody on earth can challenge this divinity.”

On the alleged harassment of ‘Kashmiri youth’ in view of the JNU Afzal Guru Event, he said, “Kashmiri youth are not safe outside Kashmir. There is a fear psychosis among the Kashmiri youth in Delhi and they are being harassed,” Geelani added.

Meanwhile All Parties Hurriyat Conference (m) Sunday condemned the death threat to Hurriyat Patriarch.

In a statement issued here, the Mirwaiz led Hurriyat Conference said, “Hurriyat leaders have been facing such threats from these Hindu extremists for long now. “The security of Geelani Sahab lies on the shoulders government of India and it should action against Pujari-like gangsters.”


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