Property row: Geelani to reply Jama’at letter



After Jama’at-e-Islami sent a formal letter to its de-facto basic member (Rukun) and Chairman Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, Syed Ali Geelani last week while Geelani was still in Delhi for medical checkup asking him to clear his stand on Hyderpora property issue, sources in the Geelani led Hurriyat informed Kashmir Life that a formal reply is ready and shall be dispatched to Jama’t Wednesday evening or early Thursday.

Pertinently, in a first, Geelani had last month announced transferring his Hyderpora residence and office building to an 8 member trust (Milli Trust headed by him) which was severely ridiculed by his parent organization Jama’at-e-Islami claiming that the property belonged to Jama’at not Geelani.

Sources in the Jama’at said that a letter was sent to its former acting Ameer (President) last week asking him to clear his position on the said property. “JeI after properly scanning its credentials and taking its shoora (advisory council) on board has sent a letter to Syed Geelani. We have asked for a meeting over the issue,” a JeI insider told Kashmir Life.

However, Hurriyat (G) sources said that their reply to the letter from JeI shall resolve the issue in one go. “We have prepared our answer to the letter and we shall be dispatching it only this evening or next morning,” a close aide of Geelani told Kashmir Life.

When Hurriyat patriarch announced his decision to transfer the property to the trust, just after some days he flew to Delhi.

JeI in its statement termed Geelani’s decision “historically wrong” claiming the property belonged to Jama’at not Geelani.

Geelani on the other hand claimed that he bought the Hyderpora property from a lady who belonged to Budgam district on Augut 8, 1995.

Geelani after a formal agreement, with his parent organization Jama’at-e-Islami, flouted his own political party, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat on August 07, 2004. After hectic deliberations, Geelani was allowed to take human as well as non human resource from JeI.


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