Army Threat Forces Geelani To Take Back Protest Call

Army Threat Forces Geelani To Take Back Protest Call

17 September 2010
Times of India


Srinagar: Unnerved by the government's move to involve the Army to counter his protest programmes, hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Friday withdrew his call for sit-ins outside security installations across the Valley on September 21. The 82-year-old hawk instead asked the people to register their protest against the Army's presence on social networking sites. 'Let people post their anger against the forces on facebook through internet so that the world comes to know about the occupation of the Indian Army,' said Geelani, who had in his 10-day protest calendar asked people to protest in front of security pickets, Army camps, besides stopping Army convoys across the Valley 'to hand over reminders to them to leave Kashmir'. The Army had asked people not to heed the separatist calender and appealed for peace.


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