Releasing Geelani Administrative Decision: Omar

JAMMU: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday said that there is no politics involved in the release of Syed Ali Geelani.

 “It was not a political but administrative decision. Geelani was released after administration took pros and cons into account and finally decided to release Syed Ali Geelani,” Omar told reporters during a press conference in the lawns of Civil Secretariat Jammu.

Omar Abdullah said that the past record shows wherever Geelani addresses people, violence breaks out there. “Despite the negative past record, the administration let him go,” he said.

He further said that it is up to the people of Kashmir to decide whether Geelani is a leader or not. “People are the ultimate source of authority and it is the people who can judge the best,” Omar Abdullah said.

Omar told reporters that Geelani remains in lime light during disturbance and everyone that time feels and thinks the he is the leader of people. He said as peace prevails, people forget Geelani. “Same is the case with mainstream leaders. People forget them during disruption of peace but revolve around them in the times of peace,” he said. 

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