Gelani blames centre for promoting ‘cow vigilantes’

Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani, on Sunday said that the Centre instead of containing the cow vigilantes, is backing them.

“BJP leader Ram Madhav’s visit to Jammu and his recent uncalled for statements show that all these actions were pre-planned. Administration would be held responsible, if these events are not stopped. If attackers are not arrested then the authorities will have to face the consequences,” Geelani threatened.

 “Since the inception of PDP-BJP coalition government in the state, people of Jammu and Kashmir are being harassed on one pretext or the other. Many have been evicted from their property, masjids have been occupied even the livestock of many families has been looted,” he said.

“It is quite disheartening that instead of initiating tough against these elements, the state administration is acting as a mute spectator,” the veteran leader said.

“We stand by the people of Jammu and Kashmir and will come to their rescue. We are monitoring the situation closely and will take necessary steps when needed,” Gelani threatened.

Meanwhile, Geelani in a telephonic conversation with the father of slain youth of Chadoora encounter Mohammad Yunis Ganai, extended his condolences. Paying tributes he said, “Our youth have laid their lives and has put a huge responsibility on our shoulders to honour these sacrifices and take the movement to its logical end.”

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