Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has invited Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani to the annual co-ordination meeting of the Foreign Ministers as well as the meeting of contact group on Jammu and Kashmir in New York later this month.
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 on September 19-22.
OIC Director General of Cabinet Dr Yusuf Al-Othaimeen extended separate invitations to Geelani and chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) 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 Muhammad Yaseen Malik are spearheading the ongoing agitation in Kashmir in past two months.
While Mirwaiz and Malik are under arrest, Geelani continues to remain under house arrest at his Hyderpora residence here. -NNI