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Geelani barred from offering Friday prayers

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Srinagar April 06: Amid curbs in whole valley, authorities today barred Hurriyat (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani from offering Friday prayers in Masjid Hamza in LalChowk.

A spokesman of Hurriyat in a statement said that Geelani was stopped by police who did not allow him to venture out of his Hyderpora house to march towards Masjid Hamza.

Large contingents of police and CRPF were deployed on main roads leading to residence of Syed Ali Geelani and no one is allowed to move out of Hurriyat office, said Spokesman.

“The police chief in his statement had stated that Geelani is now “Azad’’ but the continuous curbs on his movement proved that they are relying on false propaganda and their tall claims stand deflated,” said the spokesman.

The spokesman quoted Geelani as saying, the curbs tantamount to interference in religious matters.

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