In Sopore, clashes broke out at some places between the protesters and the security forces post Friday prayers. The police had sealed all entry points.
Hurriyat has termed the government action as “state terrorism” saying it has proved that Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s slogan of “battle of ideas” is hollow.
“Some elements have been raising pro-Pakistan slogans and displaying Pakistani flags. I appeal to the people to boycott such elements,’’ he said here.
Jitendra Singh also said that MEA is yet to take a final call over Geelani’s request for an Indian passport.
“Yatra will go as per schedule. All the facilities including security and safety will be provided to the pilgrims. J&K government will give all cooperation to the shrine board,” Singh said.
In April too, Pakistani flags and anti-India slogans were raised during a separatist rally in Srinagar, which was attended by Geelani and Masarat Alam.
Mufti said that if anyone had done a mistake, the law will take its own course.
A huge deployment of police has been made around his residence and a police vehicle stands blocking the main entrance gate.
Masarat said it was a representation of the feelings, aspirations and sentiments of the people across Kashmir.
Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Hurriyat hardliner, sees same motives, different approach in PDP and BJP
“The meeting has come at a time when high-level talks have resumed between India and Pakistan,” said Togadia.
In 2003, when the Hurriyat Conference split into moderates and hardliners, Alam joined the Geelani-led faction.
Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani said dialogue could start only when the Union government accepts a five-point proposal.
BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav Madhav appealed to the family members of Geelani to join the political mainstream.
People remained confined to their houses on Tuesday.