Veteran Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Geelani passes away in Srinagar

Veteran Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani passed away in Srinagar, a family member confirmed to media on Wednesday.

According to Kashmir Media Service, 92-year-old Geelani had been under house arrest for the last many years.

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He was born on September 29, 1929. Geelani was a veteran of Kashmiri politics and the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir and All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC).

He was a staunch opponent of the Indian illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir and led Kashmiris’ struggle for the right to self-determination.

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Previously, he was a member of Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir but later on founded his own party by the name of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat.

He served as the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, a forum of freedom parties in Jammu and Kashmir. He was a member of the Kashmir Assembly from the Sopore constituency of Jammu and Kashmir three times (1972, 1977 and 1987).

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