SENIOR KASHMIRI LEADER GEELANI’S HEALTH DETERIORATES

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan

The health condition of Syed Ali Geelani, a senior Kashmiri resistance leader, has deteriorated in the past several days, his spokesman said Monday.The 90-year-old leader, who has been under house arrest for the past 11 years, is facing several health issues including heart and kidney problems, Abdullah Gilani told Hizb Media by phone.”Although […] old age has played its part in his physical weakness but unlawful and continued detention has taken a heavy toll on his physical health,” he added.Some Kashmiri groups in Jammu and Kashmir have been fighting against Indian rule for independence, or for unification with neighboring Pakistan.India and Pakistan both hold Kashmir in parts and claim it in full. China also controls part of the contested region, but it is India and Pakistan who have fought two wars over Kashmir.

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