Condolence meeting held for Syed Ali Gilani in Kotli

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Syed Ali Geelani, leader of the hardline faction of Indian administered Kashmir's main separatist alliance the All Parties Hurriyat (Freedom) Conference (APHC) addresses a press confrence at his residence on the outskirts of Srinagar, on June 3, 2008. A top Kashmiri separatist accused India of preventing him from attending Sikh separatist commemorations of the army's storming of Amritsar's Golden Temple in 1984. Geelani said he had hoped to become the first Kashmiri separatist to attend the annual commemorations on June 4 but that he had been put under house arrest since June 1. AFP PHOTO/ Rouf BHAT (Photo credit should read ROUF BHAT/AFP/Getty Images)
Kotli, Azad Kashmir

A condolence meeting was held in Kotli, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, in memory of the veteran Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Gilani under the auspices of Jammu and Kashmir Freedom Movement.

The reference was presided over by Shahzeb Khan, President, Jammu and Kashmir Freedom Movement, Kotli.

The event was attended by Jammu and Kashmir Pir Panjal Peace Foundation Vice Chairman Advocate Mahmood Akhtar Qureshi, Jamaat-e-Islami AJK leader Habib-ur-Rehman Afaqi, Muslim League leader Mushtaq Ahmed, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Chaudhry Zaheer, Imtiaz Kashmiri and other political, social and civil society organizations.

Speakers on the occasion paid rich tributes to Syed Ali Gilani for his invaluable services to the freedom movement and said that India cannot crush the Kashmiris’ freedom movement as there is Syed Ali Gilani in every household in IIOJK.

Highlighting the long history of Syed Ali Gilani’s sacrifices, , Mahmood Akhtar Qureshi said that the best tribute to the Shaheed Quaid is to continue his mission till the goal is achieved.—KMS

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