Deaths, defections, and the collapse of the Hurriyat conference in Kashmir
Rather than contesting the elections themselves, they would be fielding and supporting their children in the Assembly elections. One of them, who unsuccessfully contested the Assembly elections of 1977 on the Janata Party ticket, has decided to field his son from a segment in Central Kashmir. Another is known to have harnessed his daughter for the contest in North Kashmir.
Situation normal in J&K on Geelani's first death anniversary
Geelani passed away on September 1, 2021 after prolonged illness at the age of 92. To keep the situation under control, the J&K administration had tightened the security immediately after Geelani's death, including snapping mobile internet services. Daily life in the Valley was normal on his first anniversary on Thursday. All the educational and government institutions remained open, while the markets also saw the usual rush. Public transport also ran normally and no untoward incident was reported from anywhere. Heavy deployment of police personnel was seen in Srinagar as a precautionary measure.