Geelani arrested after telling army to vacate Jammu and Kashmir

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Srinagar, Aug 27: Kashmir separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani who had asked the army to vacate from Jammu and Kashmir has been formally arrested.

Geelani was under house arrest for last two days was arrested after he tried to defy the same and lead a march to the 15 corps of the Indian Army at Badami Bagh here and ask them to vacate Jammu and Kashmir.

Syed Ali Shah Geelani arrested

Earlier Geelani had written an open letter to the GOC in-charge asking him to vacate Jammu and Kashmir.

"People in Jammu and Kashmir and all over the world are urged to mail this letter to Army, Indian Armed Forces, Indian Navy, BSF, CRPF, ITBP and CISF," the letter stated.

On Friday, separatists leader, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq too had been arrested when he attempted to defy house arrest to be part of the March to be held today.

The joint resistance group had in its calendar of events stated such a programme would be held on August 27.

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In the letter Geelani writes that the more you strike us down, the more we shall rise with renewed determination and vigour. We are in the process of liberating our minds and the days of freedom are in sight.

As a precautionary measure the army had blocked all roads leading towards the Corps headquarters. The army on Friday had said that precautions will be taken as the administration is responsible for securing roads.

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