BJP raps government on Geelani meeting in Delhi

October 22nd, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata Party New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday hit out at the government for allowing hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Geelani to address a public meeting in Delhi where he made “seditious remarks”.

“What happened in New Delhi is shocking. And that such a thing was allowed… Allowing separatists to hold a meeting and to make seditious remarks… No government can accept it. How did the government allow this … The government should explain,” BJP vice-president M. Venkaiah Naidu told reporters here Friday.

Naidu alleged that Maoist sympathisers were present at Geelani’s meeting.

The meeting titled ‘Azadi: The Only Way’ was organised by a group, Committee for Release of Political Prisoners.

Booker Prize-winning author-activist Arundhati Roy and several other civil rights leaders attended the meeting, which was disrupted for a while by slogan-shouting protesters belonging to Kashmiri Pandit groups and the BJP.

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