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Indian defense minister Manohar Parrikar, who will begin his two day visit to Jammu and Kashmir has said Hurriyat G Leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani should declare himself an Indian, if he wants to get a passport. Parrikar made the comments at the ‘Manthan’ conclave organised by TV channel Aaj Tak. “If he wants to apply for a passport, he will have to fill the form and declare he is Indian, that will be the first round of victory… all separatists should be made to apply for a passport,” he said. The External Affairs Ministry has rejected the passport application

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Photograph by Shahid Tantray Coalition partners in Jammu and Kashmir, BJP-PDP are again at loggerheads over Hurriyat (G) leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s request for a passport. PDP president Mehbooba Mufti said that she will make sure Geelani gets a passport to be able to visit his ailing daughter in Saudi Arabia. Mehbooba Mufti told reporters, “I believe that no government can, on humanitarian grounds, deny a father the right to meet his daughter.” However, PDP’s coalition partner in the state BJP said that Geelani should first acknowledge that he is an Indian and “apologise” for his anti-national views if he