The passport of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Kashmiri separatist suspended by the government to prevent him from flying to New York for an event where he was likely to have spoken against India
Action of government came after reports that the separatist leader was planning to travel to New York to attend the annual meeting of foreign ministers of member states of Kashmir Contact Group and organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) from September 27 to October 1.
Separatists leader Geelani said the procedure for receiving a visa was on and papers had been presented at the US government office. The hardliner said he was not astounded by the government stride. “I was expecting this. I knew the administration which doesn’t permit me to venture out of my home will never give me a chance to go for the meeting,” he included.
Pro-Pakistan leader, 85, had been issued a fleeting visa for nine months in July this year to facilitate his visit to Jeddah to meet his ill daughter Fareeda.
Prior, his application for issuing a travel permit had been rejected in May after he declined to give his biometric details. As the officials declined to issue him the travel report unless he finished the fundamental convention, Geelani later yielded and went by the Regional Passport Office to present his biometric details..
While expressing his wish to participate in the scheduled conference, Geelani was earlier quoted as saying: “he will try his level best to represent the voices and concerns of the subjugated Kashmiris and will aware the world leaders about the serious and grave situations of Kashmir and will impress upon them to bat for the resolution of the long pending Kashmir dispute according to its historical perspective.”