Reacting to separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s recent statement on the hoisting of Pakistani flags in Jammu and Kashmir, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday said people like Geelani only want to put a ‘speed breaker’ on development and peace in the state.
“People like Geelani are trying to obstruct progress and development in Kashmir. Whenever Kashmir progresses towards the path of development, they try to put a speed-breaker. They want to disrupt the peaceful environment in Kashmir. They do not wave Pakistani flags , but flags of destruction in the state. But they will not be successful in doing that,” said Naqvi.
On Sunday, Geelani said flags of Pakistan will continue to be hoisted in Jammu and Kashmir, as the people of the state love that country.
“Pakistan is our benefactor. It is supporting the right of self-determination to Kashmir. People here love Pakistan. The Pakistan flag is being hoisted in Kashmir since 1947. And it (Pakistan flag) would continue to be hoisted in future as well,” Geelani said at a seminar held at his Hyderpora residence in Srinagar.