“I am a loyal citizen of India and I am not affiliated with any person or organisation which is against the sovereignty of the Union of India,” Sama Shabir, the elder daughter of Shah, said in the notice.

By Shabir Ibn Yusuf

Srinagar, Mar 21:  Jailed secessionist leader Shabir Ahmad Shah’s daughter, Sama Shabir, and deceased Pakistan supporter Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s granddaughter, Ruwa Shah, have publicly renounced secessionist ideologies and pledged allegiance to the sovereignty of the Union of India.

In identical public notices published in local newspapers, they distanced themselves from separatist politics.

Ruwa Shah, the daughter of Geelani’s son-in-law, Altaf Ahmad Shah, who was also known as Altaf Fantoosh, issued a public notice distancing herself from the Hurriyat Conference faction founded by her late grandfather.

She declared that she had no inclination or sympathy towards the Hurriyat Conference ideology.

“I am a loyal citizen of India, not affiliated with any organisation or association that has an agenda against the Union of India, and I owe allegiance to the constitution of my country,” Shah, a former journalist said in the notice published in a local daily earlier this week.

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