May 2005 News

Conspiracy To Kill Me: Geelani

1 May 2005
The Daily Excelsior

Srinagar: Chairman of hardline faction of Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Shah Geelani today alleged that a conspiracy was being hatched to kill him. 'I have reliable information that plans have been made to eliminate me physically,' Geelani said addressing a function organised in connection with the opening of Srinagar district office of his Tehreek-e-Hurriyat here today. However, he said he will die at the time fixed by Allah. Geelani said the plan to eliminate him has been formulated so that he stops demanding implementation of the United Nations resolutions on Kashmir which provides for allowing people of Kashmir to decide their future. The firebrand leader named his three successors, Mohammad Ashraf Sahrai, secretary general of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, Masrat Alam, chairman of Muslim League and general secretary of Hurriyat Conference, who played a key role in formation of breakaway Hurriyat in 2003 and Ghulam Nabi Sumji, chairman of breakaway Muslim Conference, saying they will take charge of the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat in the event of his death. Later Geelani told reporters that he has survived 14 attempts on his life since 1996. Asked to identify the reliable source which had informed him about the plan to kill him, he said one of those who hatched the conspiracy informed him about it.


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