Geelani calls for peaceful protests in JK tomorrow

Srinagar: Hardline Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Thursday gave a call for holding peaceful protests in Jammu and Kashmir after Friday prayers tomorrow against targeting of his amalgam`s cadres allegedly by police and other security agencies.

"Organised, but peaceful, protests should be held across the state after Friday prayers tomorrow against the government`s policy," he said.

Geelani`s call came against the backdrop of the arrest of his close associate in connection with an alleged Hawala racket. Ghulam Mohammed Bhat was arrested last week and is now in the custody of Delhi Police.

The Hurriyat leader alleged that the Centre, through the state government and police, was targeting leaders of his Tehreek-e-Hurriyat and the hardline Hurriyat faction, and was trying to kill them.