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FIR against Geelani’s family members for raising ‘anti-national slogans’, putting Pak flag on body

SRINAGAR: Police Saturday lodged an FIR against the family members of deceased separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani and others for raising anti-national slogans and putting the Pakistani flag on the body of Geelani.

A police official told that Police Station Budgam has registered FIR against the “family members of Syed Ali Shah Geelani along with other elements for raising anti-national slogans and resorting to other anti-national activities” (putting a Pakistani flag on the body) after the separatist leader’s death at his home. The official said the case under FIR number 277/2021 US/ 353, IPC, 13 ULA, P, dated 2/9/2021.

Geelani, 92, passed away on Wednesday evening at his Hyderpora residence after a prolonged illness. The family members had alleged that police snatched the body of Geelani in the dead of the night and buried him silently, a charge outrightly refuted by the police. A video showing the Pakistani flag over the body of Geelani had gone viral on social media—(KNO)

 

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