APHC leader Syed Ali Geelani passes away


SRINAGAR, occupied Kashmir: All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) leader Syed Ali Gilani has passed away here on Wednesday evening. He was 92.

The APHC leader has been under house arrest for the last many years.

Gilani was born on September 29, 1929 and served as the chairman of the APHC and the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir. He was against the Indian illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir throughout his life. He led the struggle of Kashmiris for their right to self-determination.

Gilani was a member of Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir before founding his own Tehreek-e-Hurriyat.

Gilani was thrice elected as Kashmir Assembly member in 1972, 1977 and 1987 from Sopore.