Govt terminates services of Geelani’s grandson

Govt terminates services of Geelani’s grandson

Srinagar: Forty-five days after Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani died, the J&K government on Saturday terminated the services of his grandson Anees-ul-Islam, Research Officer in Sher-e-Kashmir International Convention Centre here. The government also terminated services of a teacher from Doda. The orders have been issued by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha in terms of […]

Geelani’s protégé, Masrat Alam, is new Hurriyat chairman

Geelani’s protégé, Masrat Alam, is new Hurriyat chairman

Born in downtown, the jailed 50-year-old has served more than 20 years in jail Srinagar: Days after Kashmir’s staunchest pro-Pakistan leader, Syed Ali Geelani, passed away, his protégé Masrat Alam Bhat, who is behind bars, has been made the new chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC). In a statement issued to the media, the […]

Mobile internet restored in Srinagar, Budgam

Mobile internet restored in Srinagar, Budgam

Srinagar: Mobile internet services were restored in Srinagar and Budgam districts on Tuesday evening after remaining suspended for six days. Police’s Twitter handle quoting IGP Kashmir said that mobile internet service will be restored in the twin districts at 7 pm today and had stated the inconvenience caused to students due to suspension of mobile […]

Eidgah graveyard heavily guarded after rumours of a public march

Eidgah graveyard heavily guarded after rumours of a public march

Shops open in Lal Chowk but downtown markets still shut SRINAGAR: The aftereffects of the demise of senior pro-freedom leader Syed Ali Geelani have not died down even on the fifth day in Kashmir. Many parts of the Valley remained shut with markets closed, though transport has returned to the roads. The most stringent restrictions […]

Geelani’s sons say went searching for father’s grave in the morning

Geelani’s sons say went searching for father’s grave in the morning

Say body forcibly taken away at 3 am, buried without letting family perform last rites SRINAGAR” “We were not allowed to conduct his last rights as per Islam. This was our right in every sense. But this right was also taken away from us. We are very sad about it,” says a bereaved Dr Nayeem, […]

FIR against Geelani’s family for sloganeering, putting Pak flag on body

FIR against Geelani’s family for sloganeering, putting Pak flag on body

Srinagar: Police Saturday lodged an FIR against the family members of deceased separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani and others for raising anti-national slogans and putting Pakistani flag on the body of Geelani. A police official said that Police Station Budgam has registered FIR against the “family members of Syed Ali Shah Geelani along with other […]

Police warns of action against media persons, news channels for spreading fake news

Police warns of action against media persons, news channels for spreading fake news

Srinagar: Police said that the situation across Kashmir remained peaceful and no any untoward incident was reported from anywhere except one minor pelting in Narkara area of Budgam. “Several preventive measures have been taken to maintain L&O situations including preventive arrests of dozens of miscreants so far. Traffic was seen plying normally and most of […]

Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s death: Communications shutdown, restrictions cripple Kashmir for second day

Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s death: Communications shutdown, restrictions cripple Kashmir for second day

SRINAGAR: For the second consecutive day on Friday, Kashmir remained paralysed with authorities imposing strict restrictions on roads and suspending internet and mobile telephony to prevent any gathering. This move follows the demise of Kashmir’s popular pro-freedom leader Syed Ali Geelani on Wednesday evening. Kashmir remain incommunicado with only state-owned BSNL mobile phones and landlines […]

Syed Ali Geelani passes away

Syed Ali Geelani passes away

Srinagar: Veteran pro-freedom leader and former Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani passed away at his residence-cum-office in Srinagar on Wednesday evening. He was 92. His family members confirmed the death of Geelani after prolonged illness at his Hyderpora residence. There was no confirmation about the timing of his funeral prayers or about the place […]

Syed Ali Geelani: End of an era

Syed Ali Geelani: End of an era

Syed Ali Geelani was born on September 29, 1929, to Syed Peer Shah Geelani of Zoori Munz village in Tehsil Bandipora which then formed a part of Baramulla district. Geelani received his preliminary education at Sopore, and finished his studies at the Oriental College, Lahore (Pakistan). Geelani spent his boyhood in the headquarters of Plebiscite […]