Syed Ali Geelani The face of the Kashmir movement, Geelani was a government school teacher until joining Jamat-e-Islami in 1959. He became an MLA in 1972 and again in 1987, the year the Jamaat-e-Islami and other social and religious organisations formed the Muslim United Front (MUF) to take on the NC-Congress alliance. Kashmiri political leaders Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Yasin Malik.