Geelani calls for peaceful protests in JK tomorrow

Srinagar, Jan 27 (PTI) Hardline Hurriyat Conferencechairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani today gave a call for holdingpeaceful protests in Jammu and Kashmir after Friday prayerstomorrow against targeting of his amalgam''s cadres allegedlyby police and other security agencies.

"Organised, but peaceful, protests should be held acrossthe state after Friday prayers tomorrow against thegovernment''s policy," he said.

Geelani''s call came against the backdrop of the arrest ofhis close associate in connection with an alleged Hawalaracket. Ghulam Mohammed Bhat was arrested last week and is nowin the custody of Delhi Police.

The Hurriyat leader alleged that the Centre, through thestate government and police, was targeting leaders of hisTehreek-e-Hurriyat and the hardline Hurriyat faction, and wastrying to kill them.

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