Geelani has not been keeping well and there were reports that he would name his successor.
Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh has also been invited to the function.
While his condition was reported to be stable by the afternoon, he was admitted in the ICU for observation, revealed sources.
Gangster Ravi Pujari has allegedly called up the Hurriyat Conference office in Srinagar and threatened to kill its chief Syed Ali Shah Geelani.
Akbar said Pujari also spoke to a news channel and threatened to kill Geelani, who is currently in New Delhi.
Calling Gilgit-Baltistan an integral part of J&K, he termed the plan a “violation of the UN resolutions” on Kashmir. He also called it a “betrayal” of Kashmir by Pakistan.
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Reacting to Modi’s surprise stopover in Lahore to meet his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Shari, the hardline Hurriyat leader said, “We hope that Pakistan will also remain steadfast on its stand on Kashmir issue.”
Geelani said while the UN resolutions on Kashmir call for demilitarization of PoK by Pakistan, it also says that India should withdraw “bulk of its forces” from Kashmir.
Almost all the leaders, who recently joined Geelani Hurriyat, have been accommodated in different committees in the restructuring.
Hurriyat has confirmed that Geelani has received an invite from Sharif to visit Pakistan and said the Hurriyat leader has accepted the invite.
On Friday, VHP had threatened to launch a massive agitation and enforce an economic blockade of Kashmir if the state Assembly allowed a discussion to revoke the Act that bans slaughter of bovines and sale of beef in the state.
“He (Geelani) will try his level best to represent the voices and concerns of the subjugated Kashmiris,” Hurriyat spokesman Ayaz Akbar said.
The development has come six months after Pakistan pushed for unity among the separatists and asked them to unite under one umbrella.
Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani, too, addressed the rally over phone from Srinagar.