Expressing serious concern over some recent statements of the senior separatist Syed Ali Geelani, National Conference senior leader Ali Mohammad Sagar said that Geelani must desist from issuing any statements that could disrupt law and order in Jammu and Kashmir.
“Either he wants himself to remain under house arrest and that is why he issues bizarre statements which could endanger peace or there is something else in his mind,” said Sagar, adding that was unfortunate that some statements were issued from Geelani’s desk that have disrupted the law and order.
Talking to Kashmir News Service (KNS), Sagar said that the in the present times everyone in the state is asking for the restoration of peace and during this time, the statements that are ‘antagonistic’ to peace must be avoided. “Separatists as well as the mainstream parties here strive so that peace could prevail in valley and no one should be allowed to disrupt the tranquility of the state.”
Sagar further stated that no restrictions have been imposed on Geelani and that he is a free man, free to put forward his point and free to move wherever he wishes. “The government has not imposed any sort of restrictions on him but in some particular cases where administration has inputs, he is being only stopped to visit that particular place, rest he is free to go anywhere.”
Pertinently, after being released from the house confinement on October 29, Huriyat Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani was again put under house arrest on November 16.