Separatist leaders detained ahead of PM Modi’s Valley rally

Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani's rally is coinciding with that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Kashmir on November 7.

Written by Mir Ehsan | Srinagar | Updated: November 2, 2015 3:58 am
Kashmir, Modi, NArendra Modi, Modi in Kashmir, Modi kashmir rally, modi kashmir, geelani, geelani rally, geelani kashmir rally, geelani modi, modi news, jammu kashmir news, kashmir news, india news Geelani had called for a ‘Million Men March’ at Tourist Reception Centre ground on the day the PM Modi is scheduled to address a public rally in Kashmir. (PTI Photo)

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Srinagar, police has launched a crackdown on separatist leaders and detained dozens of separatists from various parts of Kashmir.

The decision to arrest separatist leaders was taken after the Ministry of Home Affairs directed the state government to keep top separatist leaders under surveillance. The detentions come after Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani called for a ‘’Million March’’ in the city on the day Modi is scheduled to address a rally. The PDP leadership has claimed that Modi would announce a massive flood relief package at the rally.

On Saturday night, police detained Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chairman Yasin Malik and Democratic Freedom Party chairman Shabir Shah. They also arrested dozens of activists of Hurriyat (G), including general secretary Ashraf Sehrai and spokesperson Ayaz Akbar.

This apart, police is keeping a watch on Facebook pages propagating about the “Million March”. Geelani had earlier asked people to promote the march on social media and through wall paintings.

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    khan
    Nov 1, 2015 at 4:14 pm
    Matter of routine for Indian army...... Kashmir belongs to Kashmir like Amritsar belongs to Sikhs
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    1. Ingeborg Malik
      Nov 1, 2015 at 4:25 pm
      Better remain out of India...as you left for 68 Years..nobody in India wants you back..and by the way even EU does not want s..Mrs Merkel from Germany yesterday said so to your all weather freind Xi Jin Ping..writing is on the wall..therefore mend or Perish..it is your choice
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      1. Ingeborg Malik
        Nov 1, 2015 at 4:27 pm
        Sikhs,Jains,Christians,Budhists and Indian Muslims who opted to stay back belong to India...therefore what is ur problem??Terrorists whether in Kashmir or elsewhere shall be killed irrespective of their Religion
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          Suresh USA
          Nov 2, 2015 at 4:57 am
          When will 5 lakh Kashmiri Hindus go back to Kashmir?
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            kumar
            Nov 1, 2015 at 4:03 pm
            India is very civilized country respects fundamental rights.. stan, baluchistan layers , non violent people gets killed & stan army brutally kills unarmed civilians to crush the movement........dian army kills only violent terrorists otherwise these huriat conference might be eliminated in 1990 only .. When india become secular republic in 1947 with 15 % muslim potion, that day kasmir is integral part of india.........Some kasmiri muslims still see in stan side due to tendency in mind that muslims for stan........Kasmiri young people should realize that india is superpower which can only solve kasmiri livilihood problems, unlike stan which is failed state cannot protect its own citizens ....Most of indian muslims integrated in indian society by ccepting india as their mother country. So indian Govt should start to educate kasmiri people mindset towards india.....some muslims easily tend towards religious extremism without thinking , then only now in world most of countries suffering from terrorism , these people are fooled in the name religion by all spy agencies...So muslims should realize & rise above their extremisim & start peaseful life by practicing their religion
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