MEA Issues Passport to Hurriyat Leader Syed Geelani 

Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani was issued a passport, valid for nine months, by the MEA.

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Syed Ali Shah Geelani (C) at a protest in Srinagar. (Photo: Reuters)

Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani was issued a passport by the Government that is valid for nine months today, a Regional Passport Office (RPO) official confirmed.

His application was rejected on the grounds of incomplete information, two months ago.

In May, Geelani had applied for the passport online apparently for his travel to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia to visit his ailing daughter.

An incomplete passport application was received from him. Fees were not paid and the biometric details and photographs not submitted.
— Vikas Swarup, Spokesperson, Ministry of External Affairs

As per the new rules, an applicant must visit the passport office in person to give biometric details and click the photograph.

(With inputs from PTI)

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