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Syed Ali Shah Geelani: Kashmiri separatist leader
Syed Ali Shah Geelani was an Islamist, pro-Pakistan separatist leader in Jammu and Kashmir, regarded as the father of insurgency in Kashmir. He was a member of Jamaat-e-Islami Kashmir between 1953 and 2004, and regarded as one of its top leaders. He left Jamaat in 2004 and founded Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, a key constituent of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), a conglomeration of separatist parties in Kashmir. Geelani served as the Chairman of the Hurriyat Conference until he quit the group in June 2020. Geelani was also a three-time Member of the Legislative Assembly from the Sopore constituency, elected on a Jamaat-e-Islami ticket in 1972, 1977 and in 1987. He was the most popular leader in Kashmir after the death of Shiekh Muhammad Abdullah. People affectionately call him “Bab” or “Father”. He was widely seen as a determined, honest and incorruptible leader.

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Centre may ban all Hurriyat factions for financing terror

Centre may soon ban Hurriyat Conference as an “unlawful organisation’ under the UAPA, citing the alleged involvement of its constituents and leaders in terror financing in Jammu & Kashmir. Sources..
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J&K sacks Geelani’s grandson from govt job over terror links


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'Anti-national activities': J&K cops release videos of what transpired at Geelani home post his death

The Jammu and Kashmir Police Monday said its officers were made to wait for three hours at separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani's home when they went there for his burial after his death, and that..
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J&K police refute Geelani sons' claim of harassment over father's burial


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Mehbooba criticises Centre for FIR over draping of Geelani's body in Pakistani flag


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FIR against Geelani’s family for raising anti-national slogans, putting Pakistan flag on his body


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FIR lodged after Geelani's body draped in Pakistani flag


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Situation in Kashmir after Geelani's death absolutely under control: DGP Singh


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Geelani funeral amid virtual curfew, internet blackout in J&K


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Situation in Kashmir valley after Geelani's death peaceful; mobile internet shutdown to continue


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Syed Ali Shah Geelani: A hawk among separatist leadership of Kashmir

Syed Ali Shah Geelani was one of the founder-members of the Hurriyat Conference, a separatist amalgam of 26 parties but fell out with the moderates who advocated dialogue with the Centre for resolution..
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Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Hurriyat founder and hawk among separatists, dies at 92

Veteran Kashmiri separatist leader, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, known for his hardline views, passed away late on Wednesday in Srinagar city. He was 92.
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Hurriyat founder Syed Ali Shah Geelani dies at 92

PDP chief and former CM Mehbooba Mufti was the first mainstream politician from J&K to condole the separatist leader's death. "Saddened by the news of Geelani sahab’s passing away. We may not have..
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Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani passes away


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Syed Ali Shah Geelani home drops Hurriyat signboard as ban looms


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Amid ban murmurs, Geelani home drops Hurriyat board

Amid murmurs of an impending ban on both factions of the secessionist Hurriyat Conference, ailing patriarch Syed Ali Shah Geelani's kin appeared to shield themselves from the administration's glare by..
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Syed Ali Shah Geelani gets penalty notice in 19-year-old foreign exchange case

Geelani, 93, had been first issued a penalty notice on March 20, 2019, based on a case lodged against him after the income-tax department seized $10,000 from his house in Srinagar's Hyderpora in 2002...
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Hurriyat elects ailing Geelani's press aide as his acting deputy


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Geelani too ill to ‘comprehend’ Pakistan honour, says kin


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Pak attempts to bring back Geelani as Hurriyat head in Kashmir


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Separatist Geelani gets Pakistan's top civilian award


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Geelani’s medico son posted at Srinagar’s premier hospital


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Sehrai, tipped to succeed Geelani as Hurriyat chairman, held under PSA

In what could be a dampener for the succession plan of All Party Hurriyat Conference (Geelani) following the recent resignation of Syed Ali Shah Geelani as chairman, J&K authorities on Sunday morning..
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Geelani family distances itself from strike call


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Pak’s ‘use & throw’ policy renders Geelani irrelevant


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Hurriyat failed miserably in its mission, Geelani said in letter: J&K DGP


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Geelani's disassociation from Hurriyat reflective of frustration: DGP

Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police Dilbag Singh on Tuesday said the dissociation of Syed Ali Shah Geelani from the separatist outfit Hurriyat Conference was reflective of his "frustration and..
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Geelani quits Hurriyat, passes separatist baton to Pak-based successor


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Geelani singularly responsible for pushing Kashmir into terror: Ram Madhav


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Syed Ali Shah Geelani resigns from All Party Hurriyat Conference

"Looking at the current situation of All Party Hurriyat Conference, I announce my resignation from this forum. Units have been informed by a letter," Syed Ali Shah Geelani said.
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Forces to stay longer in J&K as Syed Ali Shah Geelani health sparks unrest fears


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Hurriyat veteran Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s cook, help detained for VPN ‘misuse’


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Pakistan tries to create security scare with Geelani rumour

Tehreek-e-Hurriyat ex-chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani's deteriorating health sparked off rumours in the Valley over the past couple of days. A Pakistan-based separatist group urged Kashmir-based madrasa..
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Internet snapped in Kashmir amid rumours of separatist leader Geelani's health

In wake of rumours about the health of separatist leader Ali Shah Geelani, mobile internet services have been suspended in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Thursday.
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Former DU professor SAR Geelani who was convicted and later acquitted in Parliament attack case dies

He was also charged with sedition in 2016, after he had organised an event against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, days after a similar event at JNU had sparked controversy over..
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30 more inmates from J&K brought to Agra Central jail

After Article 370 was defanged on August 5, 26 inmates from J&K were shifted to the same jail. Most of the inmates, booked under the Public Safety Act, are reportedly associated with hardline Hurriyat..
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Twitter asked to take down eight accounts

The home ministry has recommended suspension of eight Twitter accounts. These accounts according to the IT ministry officials were “engaging in an anti-India campaign on Kashmir and Article 370”...
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Geelani asks Kashmiri youth to be ready for long, tough struggle


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China might take tough stance with Pak on separatists

A senior official in the security establishment says that Geelani's statement might have irked China, who could now even ask Pakistan to distance itself from the separatists
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NIA summons Geelani’s son in terror funding case


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J&K terror financing: Editor of prominent English daily quizzed by NIA, Geelani's grandson summoned


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There was rift in Hurriyat conference regarding funds routed through hawala for terrorism: NIA

The NIA claimed that Masarat Alam, the so-called poster boy of stone-pelters and violent agitations in Kashmir valley has revealed during his custodial interrogation that Pakistan based agents route..
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