February 2020 News

PSA Slapped For Recommending Geelani's Book

11 February 2020
The Tribune

Srinagar: Senior PDP leader Naeem Akhtar was booked under the Public Safety Act for recommending Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani's book 'Wullar Kinarey' to people. During his tenure as Education Minister in the PDP-BJP government, Akhtar had allegedly recommended Geelani's book for reading to people, reads his PSA dossier. He was booked under the PSA on February 7. He was also booked for terming BJP leader and Union Home Minister Amit Shah's West Bengal poll speech as an 'open call for a Hindu Rashtra'. 'The subject in order to achieve nefarious designs has been since long giving such statements which are not only instigating general public to rise against the Union of India but also are of such nature which instigate disgruntled elements to indulge in violence and illegal activities like stone-pelting so as to keep peace distant,' reads the dossier accessed by The Tribune. 'His leaning towards radical elements can be gathered from his statement in which he as Education Minister advised people to read separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani's book 'Wullar Kinarey',' it said.