August 2001 News

Geelani seeks Jaswant’s co-operation for travel document

3 August 2001
The Daily Excelsior
Excelsior Correspondent

NEW DELHI: Fire-brand Jamaat-e-Islami leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has sought ''co-operation'' from External Affairs Minister Jaswant Singh for release of his travel documents to facilitate his going to Saudi Arabia. Geelani, in a letter to Singh, said he had received an invitation from Mekkah-al-Mukkaramah-based Muslim World League to participate in their fourth General Islamic Conference. Annexing the invitation with the letter to Singh, Geelani said ''I request your co- operation to issue travel documents in my favour to enable me to attend the conference.'' The conference will be held in Saudi Arabi on September eight, 2001. The league, a Non-Governmental Organisation, has objectives including dissemination of teachings of Islam.


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