Senior Hurriyat leader Maulana Abbas Ansari Saturday claimed that government released Syed Ali Geelani after proper planning to enforce election boycott in Kashmir. “If Geelani’s Sopore rally was no threat to peace then how come Ashoora processions would prove dangerous for the government.
Ansari told a local news agency, CNS that it is a known fact that election boycott always proves beneficial for the ruling party and it will be Geelani who would help government to hit the proposed target.
“Now Geelani has been released and he would propagate election boycott which would help government,” Ansari said adding that government has evil intentions and it could go to any extent to attain its objective.
He castigated government for not imposing ban on Muharam processions. “I approached the government thrice and appealed it to lift the ban on Ashoora processions but the officials are dodging me. How come Ashoora procession would be a threat to peace when Shia-Sunni are living in harmony from centuries in Kashmir,” Ansari said.
He said that government allowed Geelani to hold rally in Sopore as it has to gain from that rally while allowing Ashoora procession it would gain nothing.
Senior separatist leader told CNS that police implicated scores of youth in false cases who participated in last year’s Ashoora procession and they are still feeling the burnt of those cases.
Ansari appealed to the government to lift the ban on Ashoora processions. “Government should stop offending our sentiments and it should allow Ashoora processions in Kashmir,” he said.