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Geelani faces charges of 'waging war' against India

November 27, 2010 18:44 IST

A criminal complaint was on Saturday filed in a court in Chandigarh, accusing Hurriyat leaders Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Bilal Lone of waging a war against the country by making 'seditious' statements.

The complaint was filed by a non-governmental organisation in the court of Judicial Magistrate Paramjit Kaur who fixed December 1 as the date for hearing evidence in the case. In his complaint, Global Human Rights Council Chairman Arvind Thakur contended that both the Hurriyat leaders had 'clear intentions' of damaging the integrity of the country.

"Both Farooq and Lone always praise the policies of Pakistan against India and they themselves claim that Jammu and Kashmir is integral part of Pakistan," he contended while adding that speeches of the two Hurriyat leaders at the seminar were designed to wage a war against the country and create circumstances detrimental to peace and harmony.

"The speeches of Farooq and Lone are highly inflammable and directly hit national integrity. They are an abetment for waging of war by challenging the status of Jammu and Kashmir," he contended.

Mirwaiz had been manhandled when he started speaking at the seminar in Chandigarh on 'Kashmir Problems in Reference to Indo-Pak Relations' organised by the Internationalist Democratic Party of Jammu and Kashmir.

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