Geelani Cannot Donate Our Property: Jama'at

Geelani Cannot Donate Our Property: Jama'at

20 January 2014
Kashmir Observer


Srinagar: The Jama’at-e-Islami, Jammu Kashmir (JI) has taken exception to Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s move of transferring his official residence to an independent trust. The party said that the residence was a Jama'at property and only it had the authority to decide its usage. At a convention of JI Central Advisory Council (Markazi Majlis Shoora) chaired by Ameer Jama’at Mohammad Abdullah Wani at its headquarters Monday, the party pointed out that the Hyderpora residence used by Geelani would remain in his lifelong possession, as decided by the party earlier, but only Jama’at was authorized to decide about its subsequent use, a statement issued by JI said. The JI Council decided that it will take up the matter with Geelani, and will send a delegation to verify the facts regarding reported transfer. Last week, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat announced that Geelani had transferred his immovable properties, that include his official residence, the office and Millat publications, to an independent trust.