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Muslims were not against return of Kashmiri Pandits to valley: Geelani

India TV News Desk 23 Jun 2014, 13:32:41 PM IST
India TV News Desk
Srinagar: Hardline Hurriyat Conference today said Muslims were not against return of Kashmiri Pandits to the valley, however, it expressed reservations over establishing separate cities for them.  

“None of the Kashmiri Muslim is opposing the return of Kashmiri Pandits but by creating separate cities for them, government is actually working... to harm our centuries-old brotherhood, to divide our society and to give our freedom struggle a communal colour,” Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani said in a statement here.

“We will oppose it at every level and in every possible way,” Geelani said.

Geelani claimed that Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah “was recently called to New Delhi and he was told to identify the 16,800 Kanals (840 hectares) of land in Kashmir for establishing the three separate cities for Kashmiri Pandits.”

“On the reports of al-Qaeda trying to set up a base in Kashmir, Geelani said it was hypothetical.  

“There is no scope of Al-Qaeda and Taliban in Jammu and Kashmir. Ours is a local and indigenous struggle,” he said.