Jitendra Singh to Geelani: Tell us why your children are not 'freedom fighters'

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Kathua (Jammu and Kashmir)[India], May 6 (ANI): Union Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh today urge the youth of Kashmir to ask separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani why his children were not part of the so-called freedom struggle in the state. "In this logical era, Kashmiri youth should ask Geelani, if jihad is so great, then firstly they should tell their children to leave their studies, jobs and join their so-called fight against freedom, rather than talking about closing schools meant for needy children," Singh said. Singh also appealed to the youth of Kashmir to join the path of development. "As Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken the youth of nation on the path of development, so also should Kashmiri youth join it," he added. Singh's view was also endorsed by senior journalist Rahul Jalali who said, "Mr. Geelani should ask himself where his own kids pursue education from." The comments came a day after Geelani blamed the army for indoctrinating children through their educational institutes. Geelani said he was suspicious about the activities run by these army schools. (ANI)
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