Spec­u­la­tion rife as PDP’s Parra meets Gee­lani aides

The Asian Age - - Nation -

An hour- long meet­ing be­tween two close aides of sep­a­ratist leader Syed Ali Shah Gee­lani and rul­ing Peo­ples’ Demo­cratic Party ( PDP) youth wing chief Wa­heed- ur- Rehman Parra in a Jammu ho­tel on Tues­day has fu­elled spec­u­la­tion in the state’s po­lit­i­cal cir­cles.

Re­ports said that Mr Parra was seen eat­ing with the Gee­lani aides Muham­mad Altaf Shah and Muham­mad Shaffi Reshi in a ho­tel restau­rant. “The trio spent more than one hour to­gether,” said an eye­wit­ness. Mr Shah is also the oc­to­ge­nar­ian sep­a­ratist leader’s son- in- law.

sources in Mr Gee­lani’s Hur­riyat Con­fer­ence fac­tion said that it might have been a chance meet­ing be­tween in­di­vid­u­als know­ing each other and that it has noth­ing to do with the amal­gam or its chair­man. “Gee­lani Sahib is in Delhi and I don’t think he had au­tho­rised this meet­ing,” the sources said.

In Jan­uary this year, a se­cret meet­ing be­tween Prof. Ab­dul Gani Butt, ex­ec­u­tive mem­ber of Mir­waiz-Umar-led Hur­riyat Con­fer­ence fac­tion and head of Mus­lim Con­fer­ence, and PDP pa­tron Mufti Muham­mad Say­eed had cre­ated rip­ples in Kash­mir’s po­lit­i­cal cir­cles.

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