Kashmir unrest: OIC invites Syed Geelani for the annual meet in New York

Srinagar: Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has invited chairman of hardline Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Shah Geelani to the annual coordination meeting of the Foreign Ministers as well as the meeting of contact group on Jammu and Kashmir in New York later this month.

Syed Ali Shah Geelani. AFP

Syed Ali Shah Geelani. AFP

Geelani is the second separatist leader invited by the OIC for the meetings scheduled to be held during the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN Headquarters from 19 September to 22 September.

OIC Director General of Cabinet Dr Yusuf Al-Othaimeen extended separate invitations to Geelani and chairman of moderate Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umar Farooq to attend the meetings in New York as invitee.

While Mirwaiz led Hurriyat released the letter from OIC Director General of Cabinet to the media here yesterday, Geelani's Hurriyat released the letter today.

Geelani and Mirwaiz along with JKLF chairman Mohammad Yaseen Malik are spearheading the ongoing agitation in the valley which has claimed the lives of 75 people and rendered thousands of others injured over the past two months.

While Mirwaiz and Malik are arrested, Geelani continues to remain under house arrest at his Hyderpora residence here.

Updated Date: Sep 10, 2016 21:55 PM

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