‘Govt Shouldn’t Target Those Who Don’t Agree With It’

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Srinagar—Syed Naseem Geelani, the younger son of Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani, said on Monday that the government shouldn’t only “target” those who don’t agree with it and that the same yardstick should be used for everybody.

Naseem has been summoned by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with investigations into the funding of subversive activities in Kashmir.

“Accountability is good but there should be the same yardstick. Don’t target only those people who don’t agree with you,” he said in a Facebook post.

“(It should be) same for all politicians, you must not have forgotten name of Palm Jumeirah (in) Dubai and many more. At least we are ready, what about others?” he asked.

He was referring to allegations which surfaced some years back that a National Conference leader owned a condominium in the archipelago which is home to the most expensive properties in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). 

Geelani’s elder son Naeem, who was scheduled to appear before the NIA in Delhi, was admitted to the ICU at SKIMS hospital in Srinagar on Sunday after complaining of severe chest pain. PTI

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