Qasim Qureshi 1971 IB71 Real Life: One of the main lead characters from Vidyut Jammwal’s thriller film based on true events is Qasim Qureshi. The role is played by Vishal Jethwa. Many of you were asking about the real-life events and the person on whom the character is based, and here we are going to tell you the same.

The character of Qasim Qureshi is based on the real-life character of ‘Hashim Qureshi.’ He was born in October 1953 and was known as one of the most famous leftist leaders in Kashmir. He was one of the main men behind the hijacking of ‘Ganga’ that happened in 1971. He was also the founder of JLKF, and in the film, we also get to see that he joined the JLKF at a very young age and has been very active in activities against India since then.

Now, coming to his current status, he is now in Pakistan and is the President of JKDLP. He was released by Pakistan in 1980, and then he married his maternal uncle’s daughter in 1982. He returned to India on December 29, 2000, and then he was arrested at the Delhi Airport itself.

He was then released in 2001 on health grounds, and he is still facing trial. You can also check the real image of Qasim Qureshi, aka Hashim Qureshi.

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Image – Wiki

The film IB71 received a decent response at the Box office and the film got a good response from the critics as well. The film is now streaming on Hotstar and Those who have a subscription can watch the film on the Platform.



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