Tag Archive: Ayatollah Khomeini’s Kashmir connection
Ayatollah Khomeini’s Kashmir connection
Syed Ali Safvi
( Kashmir )
After living in exile in Iraq’s holy city of Najaf for more than a decade, Ayatollah Rohullah Khomeini was expelled from Iraq by Saddam Hussain in October 1978 at the request of Iran’s tyrant ruler Reza Shah Pahlavi, according to ‘Saddam Hussain, A Political Biography’. During this time, Kashmir’s noted religious cleric Ayatollah Aga Syed Yusuf dispatched a letter to Ayatollah Khomeini, asking him to visit Kashmir. Khomeini’s reply came as a pleasant surprise and...