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Mehbooba Mufti Amid Row Over Syed Ali Shah Geelani Funeral, Case Over Wrapping Physique In Pak Flag

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Peoples Democratic Social gathering chief Mehbooba Mufti criticised the centre after a case was filed. (File)

Srinagar:

Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti as we speak criticised the centre for the submitting of a primary info report over the draping of hardline separatist chief Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s physique in a Pakistani flag and the alleged elevating of “anti-national” slogans after his loss of life.

The Budgam Police registered the FIR towards unnamed individuals underneath numerous provisions of the Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act and the Indian Penal Code, taking cognisance of a video clip which confirmed Geelani’s physique draped in a Pakistani flag.

Nevertheless, because the police moved in to take over the physique, the late separatist chief’s aides eliminated the flag.

Criticising the submitting of the FIR, Mehbooba Mufti tweeted, “Having turned Kashmir into an open air jail, now even the lifeless aren’t spared. A household is not allowed to mourn and bid a closing farewell as per their needs. Reserving Geelani sahab’s household underneath UAPA reveals GOI’s deep rooted paranoia & ruthlessness. That is New India’s Naya Kashmir.”

Syed Ali Geelani, 91, died on Wednesday night time at his residence in Srinagar after a chronic sickness. The physique was laid to relaxation at a graveyard in a close-by mosque.

(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)


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