Geelani passes away: Restrictions imposed in Kashmir, internet snapped

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Restrictions were imposed in Kashmir valley and the internet services were suspended after Syed Ali Shah Geelani, the veteran Kashmiri pro-freedom leader, passed away Wednesday night.

Kashmir police chief, Vijay Kumar, told newswire service that the restrictions have been imposed in the Valley.

“He had chest congestion and breathing problems. He passed away at 10:30 PM,” unidentified sources told a local news agency on Geelani’s health.

Geelani was ailing for a long -time. Last year, he announced his resignation as Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman. He was born on 29 September 1929 in Zurimanz village was a Kashmiri separatist leader in Jammu and Kashmir.

He was previously a member of Jamaat-e-Islami Kashmir but later on founded Tehreek-e-Hurriyat. He has served as the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), a conglomerate of pro-separatist parties in Jammu and Kashmir.

He was an MLA from Sopore constituency of Jammu and Kashmir in 1972, 1977 and in 1987. He stepped down as Hurriyat Conference(G) chief in June 2020.

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