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[TOI] Interview with Kashmiri Separatist Leader — Syed Ali Shah Geelani

Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani is 82 years old and has spent a large part of his life – till 2011, 17 jail stints and house arrests – battling the Indian state for a Kashmiri right to self-determination. Today, he’s also battling perceptions of having softened his position on the Kashmir issue. Geelani spoke withRakhi Chakrabarty about why he thinks more discussions with the Indian state will lead nowhere, why Pakistan still makes a good ally – and how a passport remains vital:

Read the interview here.

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