Up to date: July 28, 2020 12:38:09 pm
A month after Syed Ali Shah Geelani, the ageing chief of the All Events Hurriyat Convention stepped down from his submit as “chairman for all times” of the Kashmiri separatist grouping with a fierce assault on Pakistan after year-long efforts by Islamabad to sideline him and his nominee in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, efforts are on in Pakistan to comprise the fallout.
Pakistan’s Senate, the higher home of its parliament handed a decision on Monday asking the federal government to confer its highest civilian honour, the Nishan-e-Pakistan, on him. It has additionally requested the federal government to call a proposed college in Islamabad after the 90-year-old Geelani, who has been beneath home arrest for a number of years.
The decision, adopted unanimously, demanded that the story of his life be included within the faculty curriculum on the nationwide and provincial ranges. It resolved to carry a sitting of the Senate at Muzaffarabad.
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The decision comes amid confusion within the Hurriyat ranks within the Valley after Geelani’s blistering assault towards Hurriyat leaders in PoK, whom he accused of corruption and cozying as much as the Pakistani institution. Geelani didn’t title anybody, however as reported by The Indian The Press Reporter later, he was pointing a finger at G M Safi, who he had earlier ousted from the APHC on expenses of being profitable out of free seats in medical schools reserved for Kashmiri college students by the Pakistan authorities.
Geelani was additionally bitter in regards to the ouster of his nominee Abdullah Geelani as the top of the APHC in Muzaffarabad two months in the past. Abdullah’s rift with the Pakistani safety institution had been rising since final 12 months, and he was changed by Hussain Mohammed Khatib, extensively perceived as a frontman for Safi.
Geelani’s resignation letter, during which he asserted that Abdullah was his successor, despatched shockwaves by way of the Valley, in addition to on the opposite facet of the LoC, as he was extensively thought-about to be a spokesman for Pakistan in Kashmir.
After this, the APHC has been making efforts within the Valley to current a united entrance, however the arrest earlier this month of Ashraf Sehrai, who wished to take over the reins of the Hurriyat, has brought on an additional setback to the plans of the separatists to salvage the scenario.
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