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Islamabad / London: UK-based renowned Kashmiri Hurriyat leader Professor Nazir Ahmad Shall died in London with the dream of freedom in his eyes.

Professor Nazir Shall was 77 years old. He was ill for the last two months and was undergoing treatment in a hospital in London.

According to reports, he was suffering from kidney and respiratory disease due to which his health deteriorated and he passed away today.

Prof. Shall dedicated his entire life to the Azad Kashmir Movement, serving politically and diplomatically for the struggle for the inalienable right of self-determination of Kashmiris.

Tired of Indian atrocities, he migrated to Pakistan from Occupied Kashmir in 1991 and then in 2004, he went to London to highlight Indian atrocities on the Kashmiri people at the international level, where he headed the Kashmir Center London.

He also represented Baba Hurriyat Syed Ali Geelani in the All Party Hurriyat Conference Azad Kashmir branch. Baramulla was a senior Hurriyat leader from Kashmir, a pioneer of human rights, a poet, writer, journalist, columnist and educationist and was fluent in English, Urdu and Kashmiri languages.

Prof. Nazir Ahmad Shall was also the author of several books, apart from this he served as the Chief Editor of the daily Kashmir Mirror and the news agency Sana News and Kashmir Press International and the Executive Director of the Kashmir Center UK.

He did Masters in Botany from Kashmir University and later Masters in Education from Himachal Pradesh University. He started his professional career from St. Joseph’s Institute, Baramulla and later joined the Department of Education as a professor.

Prof. Shall was also the Chairman of South Asia Center for Peace and Human Rights, a think tank. His publications include “Speaking Silence, Weeping Wisdom and Tormented Past and Broken Present”.

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