Being Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Under House Arrest

Exclusive access to one of the most controversial separatist leader in India. Sagar Kaul follows the leader.

Sagar Kaul

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January 19, 2015: Syed Ali Shah Geelani leads the morning prayer at his home in Hyderpora, while being put under house arrest by the state police. Staff and members of his THK (Tahreek-e-Hurriyat Kashmir) who stay in the office join him every day for the prayers.

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January 19, 2015: Geelani does his morning walk in the drawing room of his house which also substitutes as his office for the day. He walks for almost an hour and a half from one corner to the other every day.

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January 19, 2015: Geelani does his stretch exercise. It was amazing to know that he has been following the same routine for over 40 years, keeping in mind the aliments he suffers from.

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January 16, 2015: Geelani while working in his office cum drawing room. He spends most of time in here, meeting people, officiating official work, working on the books that he has been writing.

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January 20, 2015: Geelani sitting in a meeting with the members of THK. It was the day he decided to donate his property away.

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January 20, 2015: Geelani talks to a group of people who came to meet him at his THK office in Hyderpora. Apart from living life according to Islam he would also help them understand the reasons for their problems.

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January 20, 2015: Geelani talks to a group of people who came to meet him at his THK office in Hyderpora. Apart from living life according to Islam he would also help them understand the reasons for their problems.

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January 21, 2014: Geelani offers a prayer for a HM militant who was killed in an encounter with security forces a day before in Nowgam before leaving for Delhi to get a medical checkup done.

 

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