State govt has given nod to army chief’s ‘threat’: Geelani

SRINAGAR: Octogenarian Hurriyat patriarch Syed Ali Geelani on Friday while blaming government of India for continuous “bloodshed” in the state, said that the state administration has virtually given its nod to army chiefs intimidation against innocent civilians and approved it as their state policy.

In a statement issued here, condemning the two civilian killings in Pulwama and paying tributes to militant killed in Bandipora, he said that “we are not even allowed to mourn our slain youth.”

He also condemned the arrests of separatist leadership stating as “state vandalism” and said “nowhere in world we perceive such type of arrogance.”

He also alleged that New Delhi of “looking for excuses to create 2016 like situation in state to justify the use of lethal weapons against unarmed and innocent youth.”

He also accused government of conspiring to “crush” the “economic infra structure” aimed to “create sense of insecurity.”

Meanwhile, Geelani continues to be under house arrest at his Hyderpora residence.

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