Syed Ali Raza Geelani, born on September 29, 1929, died peacefully at the age of 91 on September 1, 2021.
Syed Ali Shah Geelani was the founder of the political group Tehreek e-Hurriyat for the independence of Kashmir from the unlawful occupation of India.
Formerly, Syed Ali was a member of Jamaat-e-Islami Kashmir, where he began his fight for the liberation of Kashmir. He was well renowned for his struggle for the Kashmiri people and his existence threatened the illegal annexation of India.
Syed Ali Shah Geelani was under house arrest for 11 years and was denied medical care, yet he continued to fight, although he was sick in the heart and in the kidney. He liked Pakistan always and said often, “I’m Pakistani, and I’m mine in Pakistan.”
In many places of occupied Kashmir, Indian occupation forces have imposed curfews in order to resist the people attending Geelani burial.
Many leaders of the Hurriyat occupational troops have also been taken into captivity. However, many people attended the funeral and the body was covered in the flag of Pakistan by the senior Resistance leader.