Published On : Tue, Jun 21st, 2016

Pakistan High Commission invites separatists for Iftar

Pakistan High Commission

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New Delhi/Nagpur:
Separatist leaders from Jammu and Kashmir, including Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, have been invited by the Pakistan High Commission for the annual Iftar party in New Delhi on June 25.

Most of the top and middle-rung separatist leaders from both factions of Hurriyat Conference as well as the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front have been invited to the event.

“Yes, we have received an invitation from Pakistan High Commission for an Iftar party on June 25,” Ayaz Akbar, spokesperson for the hardline Hurriyat faction led by Geelani said.

Akbar said around 30 members belonging to various constituents of the Geelani’s faction have been invited by the Pakistan High Commission.

They include Geelani, Ashraf Sehrai, Shabir Shah and Nayeem Khan, Akbar said.

Though it was not yet decided whether Geelani would attend, the Hurriyat will be represented at the Iftar party, he said.