Geelani must apologise if he wants Indian passport: BJP

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Srinagar: Separatist leader and Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani was slammed by the BJP for asking Indian passport to visit his ailing daughter in Saudi Arabia.

The J&K unit of Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday said Geelani should first repent and appologise for his anti-national activities, if he wants to get the passport.

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“Passport cannot be given to Geelani sahib till he apologises for the mistakes he has committed during the past 25 years. Passports are issued to Indian citizens and not the ones who don’t believe in India and its democracy. If Geelani sahib wants the passport, then has to fall in the line and follow law of the land,” BJP spokesman KhalidJehangir said in a statement.

The PDP on the other hand said that Geelani’s request should be granted on humanitarian ground.

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