Tribune News Service
Srinagar, July 7
The Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Police on Tuesday filed a case under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and for public mischief under the IPC over a letter attributed to hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, calling for a general strike on July 8 and 13.
The police said the letter issued by Geelani was fake and published from Pakistan.
“As per the family sources of SAS Geelani, the letter is fake and not issued by him. This is published from Pakistan,” the Kashmir police tweet read. “The police are taking action against those who are circulating it through different social media platforms to instigate violence and create law and order problems.”
Soon after saying the action will be taken against those circulating the letter, the police registered a case.
The letter attributed to Geelani, which was in circulation on the social media, had called for a strike on Wednesday to mark the fourth death anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, who was killed in a gunfight in 2016.
The letter had also asked for a shutdown on July 13 for paying tributes to those who were killed by soldiers of Kashmir’s Dogra ruler outside the Central jail in Srinagar on July 13, 1931.
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