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Geelani allowed to visit aggrieved daughter in Sopore


Srinagar, Nov 15: After a gap of five years, Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani Thursday managed to reach Dooru area Sopore, to meet his bereaved daughter, whose husband recently passed away.

Ghulam Hassan Makdhoomi, the eldest son-in-law of the octogenarian leader, passed away at SKIMS Soura on Tuesday.


Geelani, who is undergoing detention at his residence in Hyderpora area of Srinagar, was allowed by the authorities to visit his bereaved daughter on November.

Addressing the mourners, Geelani reiterated his demand for self-determination and said that despite oppression, the youth are sacrificing their lives to end the “Indian occupation.”

He said as per two nation theory, two countries – India and Pakistan — came in to existence, however, Kashmir was “illegally occupied by India by sending its troops.”