Free Press Journal

Geelani holds rally after 5 yrs as supporters greet him with Pak flags


Srinagar: Hardline Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geeelani today held his first public rally here after the 2010 summer unrest as his supporters waved Pakistani flags and chanted pro-Pakistan slogans. Geelani, who returned from Delhi after over three months, was given a rousing welcome by his supporters and leaders of Hurriyat including Masarat Alam Bhat. This was Geelani’s first public rally after the 2010 summer agitation in Srinagar in which over 100 youth were killed.

Besides the Hurriyat flags, some supporters were also seen carrying Pakistani flags as they chanted pro-Pakistan and pro-freedom slogans. Addressing the gathering, the Hurriyat hawk said Kashmir was not a border dispute between India and Pakistan but the issue of one crore people of the state. “We will not accept status quo and our struggle to achieve Right to Self-Determination will continue. We will not accept Shimla agreement or Lahore declaration,” Geelani said.