Veteran Hurriyat leader, former APHC Chairman Syed Ali Geelani passes away in Srinagar

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SRINAGAR /MUZAFFARABAD (Parliament Times): A top Hurriyat leader and former All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Chairman, Syed Ali Geelani breathed his last at his Srinagar residence on Wednesday evening.

Geelani,92, developed serious complications on Wednesday afternoon and breathed his last. He had chest congestion and breathing problems. He passed away at 10:30 PM Indian standard Time . Geelani was ailing for a long time and was under house detention since 2008 at his Hyderpora residence.

Last year, he announced his resignation as Hurriyat Conference Chairman. Syed Ali Shah Geelani, who was born on 29 September 1929, was a Kashmiri Hurriyat 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 Hurriyat 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 the Hurriyat Conference Chief in June 2020.