Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani dies

SRINAGAR 1 Sep : Syed Ali Shah Geelani dies; Former chairman of Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Shah Geelani passes away. Family members of SAS Geelani said that the Kashmiri separatist leader has passed away a while ago at his Hyderpora residence.

Born in Bandipora area of northern Kashmir on September 29, 1929, Geelani received his preliminary education at Sopore and finished his studies at the Oriental College, Lahore (then undivided India).

Geelani initially formed the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat in the early days of his political career, but then abandoned the platform to join the more established Jamaat-e-Islami (Jammu and Kashmir), now banned.(PTK).