JNU contraversy: Geelani warns of issuing protest calendar

Srinagar: Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Thursday expressed fears that SAR Geelani and other Kashmiri students could be made scapegoats following the controversy over an event in Jawaharlal Nehru University.

He said that Delhi police, on the directions of RSS, have made the lives of Kashmiri students as “hell”.

He cautioned that if SAR Geelani and other arrested people are not released forthwith and the harassment of the Kashmiri students does not stop, “we will call for protest in Kashmir against that and it will have serious consequences.”

The octogenarian leader said that India is day by day becoming unsafe for living for the minorities and the lower caste Hindus, and their lives, property and their dignity are in acute danger.

“Geelani sahab said that do or die like situations are being created for the poor and weak people and the Hindu fascist forces are following the policies of Georg W Bush that ‘remain with us or you will be declared as enemy’,” he said in a statement.

Hurriyat Chairman also expressed his anguish over the “crackdown” of the Delhi police against the Kashmiri students.

He said that the Delhi police is openly playing a “biased” role in this regard and they are looking every Kashmiri with suspicious eyes.

“This situation has created the atmosphere of fear and harassment among the Kashmiri students and they are feeling unsafe there.”

Geelani, however, cautioned that if this process continued, the Kashmiri nation will not remain silent over this.

“… and we will take every possible action for the safety of our children.”

“It will have a serious reaction in the state and after consulting the entire pro-freedom camp, we will announce a protest calendar against this,” said the leader.