'Geelani wants other children to die while his family is safe'

'Geelani wants other children to die while his family is safe'

'Geelani wants other children to die while his family is safe'

 Hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani, who has been spearheading the current unrest in Kashmir, is facing heat from the people on social media who started questioning where his children and grandchildren were.

A black and white picture showing Geelani with facial injuries due to pellet guns, and one of the eyes bandaged, has gone viral on Facebook and Twitter.

The picture also carries a message, which says: “Geelani wants others’ children to die whereas his own family members live in safe heavens when Kashmir is burning.”

“Dear Geelani, if you want the pellet guns banned then stop using others’ children before them and start putting your sons who live abroad, while you live in Z Plus security,” reads the message alongside the picture.

While Geelani is unwilling to break the protest calendar being announced by him and other leaders, including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik, some people including Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti have accused the separatist leadership of “victimising the common people, whereas their own families are settled abroad so they make scapegoat of others.”

Pertinently most of the Geelani’s family members are well-settled outside Kashmir.
One of his sons-in-law is formally settled in New Delhi along with his family.

Observers believe that the morphed image of Geelani with his eye bandaged has been created by patriots who want to “counter a similar social media war” started by neighbouring Pakistan.

Last month, a Pakistan-based group had released black and white pictures of global celebrities, including Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, Facebook, CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan with their faces hit by pellets.

Lone faces heat on social media

Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and Opposition National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Saturday dared separatist-turned-cabinet minister Sajad Lone to hold a rally in his Handwara Assembly constituency, DHNS reports from Srinagar.

The latest exchange fuelled the war of words between the two camps further.
Sajad launched a veiled attack on Junaid Mattu,  the NC spokesman.

“I too miss powerful pieces written by a young brother. So critical he was of NC as they ruled and ruined. Wonder who he was. 2010 it was,” Sajad tweeted hinting at Junaid.But within moments, Lone faced the public fury as many netizens accused him of being a turncoat.


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