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They Don’t Need To Throw Stones

Separatist leaders of Kashmir and their kin who continue to lead comfortable lives as the Valley burns

They Don’t Need To Throw Stones
They Don’t Need To Throw Stones

The government of India insists that some Rs 560 crore has been spent on the separatist leaders of Kashmir in last 5 years. The money has been spent on their travel, hospital bills, security and general upkeep. The leaders have ensured the best education for their children, keeping them safe and off the streets.

Syed Ali Shah Geelani, 86
Hardline leader of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC)

  • Elder Son, Naeem, is a doctor. He was practising in Rawalpindi till 2013. Returned to handle finances of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, a political party floated by his father. He is now under investigation of NIA for terror funding.
  • Naeem's wife Baziya is also a doctor
  • Younger son Zahoor lives in South Delhi with his family
  • Grandson Izhaar works for a private airlines in Delhi
  • Daughter Farhat is a teacher in Jeddah

S. Salahuddin, 70  
Chief of Hizbul Mujahideen. He is in Pakistan, but family in Kashmir.

  • Three of his five sons are J-K govt employees
  • Shakeel, works in a Srinagar hospital
  • Javed is with the state education department
  • Shahid is with the agriculture department
  • Wahid is a doctor
  • Majid is doing MTech

Abdul Aziz Dar, alias Gen. Moosa
APHC leader.

  • He has three sons.
  • One of them Umar has studied computer applications
  • The other two are also well-settled

Masrat Alam, 48
APHC leader, now in jail.

  • His children at the “best schools" in Delhi

Ayaz Akbar
Spokesperson of Geelani faction of APHC

  • Son Sarwar Yakub studying MBA in Pune

Asiya Andrabi, 54
Founding leader of Dukhtaran-e-Millat (Daughters of the Nation), part of APHC.

  • Son, Muhhamad bin Qasim, stays with his aunt Mariyam Andrab in Malaysia, where he is pursuing Bachelor of Information Technology at the Islamic University of Malaysia. He is also captain of his university cricket team.
  • Younger son Ahmed bin Qasim is studying in a leading missionary school in Srinagar
  • Nephew Zularnain is a captain in the Pakistan Army
  • Nephew Irtiyaz-un-Nabi is an aeronautical engineer in Islamabad

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