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Geelani and 14 other HC leader detained at Banihal

Written by: Staff

Srinagar, May 3 : Chairman of the breakaway Hurriyat Conference (HC) Syed Ali Shah Geelani was taken into preventive custody along with 14 other leaders at Banihal today.

Official sources said Mr Geelani and other HC leaders were detained by police when they were travelling in three vehicles from Srinagar.

A spokesman of the HC Aiyaz Akbar told UNI that Mr Geelani and other leaders left Srinagar this morning to Doda where 22 people were massacred by unidentified gunmen on Monday.

The HC leaders were scheduled to meet the bereaved families and express their sympathy with them, he said.

Mr Geelani has strongly condemned the killings and said it was an inhuman act by the people who belongs to no religion.

Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Mohammad Yaseen Malik and Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) have also visited the affected village and met the family members of the deceased persons.


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