Srinagar, October 17: Hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani  today relented on the holding of examinations of  Kashmir students, saying that “ no sane person can oppose the education,”  but wanted  that there should be  conducive atmosphere for the studies.

He agreed with   a  Delhi delegation  led by former  external affairs minister  Yashwant Sinha  that the  students should not suffer because of the closure of schools, but he blamed the government for creating an atmosphere of uncertainty  and fear  through “ repression.”  He counted the “ mass arrests, night raids, ransacking of houses and the indiscriminate and excessive use of power” by the security forces  as the basis for such a  situation.

Geelani said that the delegation should first ask the government to lift the atmosphere  and then hold examinations in March.

This was the second meeting of the Sinha- led delegation  with Geelani. The first meeting was held on Tusday.