Allow Geelani Free Movement: Dr. Beigh

SRINAGAR -  Pitching for Geelani’s free movement, National Conference senior leader and Member Parliament Dr Mehboob Beigh Friday said the State Government must provide space to separatist. He, however, added that Geelani’s protest calendars were disturbing, bringing everything to a standstill.

“I have great regard for Syed Ali Shah Geelani and I personally feel that he should be let free and be allowed to propagate his ideology. But I wish he avoided protest mantra and play a role in the peace and development of the state,” said Beigh.

Beigh said boycott calls deprived people of their right to select best possible candidates. “Credible and popular people get elected when people participate in polls in large numbers. Once the participation is low, people who have no credibility get elected and, as a result, people suffer,” he said adding that elections have no bearing on the Kashmir issue.

He refuted that boycott helps National Conference in any way. “Those who are committed towards party cast their votes. You can’t stop anyone. Despite boycott calls, committed voters come out and vote,” said Beigh. 

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