Separatist leaders visit ailing Geelani

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SRINAGAR: A number of separatist leaders Saturday visited the octogenarian Hurriyat (G) chairman, Syed Ali Shah Geelani to inquire about his health.

Geelani is indisposed after his return from Delhi. 

The chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik was the first to visit the ailing leader’s house in uptown Hyderpora here in Srinagar.

“Yasin Malik went to Geelani’s house at around 8:30 am in the morning. He sat with him for more than an hour. Both Geelani and Yasin Malik looked emotional during the meeting,” said a top JKLF leader, who was accompanying Malik.

A delegation of the leaders of Hurriyat Conference Jammu and Kashmir (HCJK) led by Shabir Ahmad Shah also went to Geelani’s residence and inquired about his health.

In a statement issued here, the HCJK spokesperson said the delegation included Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Muhammad Abdullah Taari and others.

Terming Syed Ali Shah Geelani as the ‘voice of oppressed Kashmiri nation”, Shah prayed for his earlier recovery, the spokesperson said. Shah urged people to pray for the early recovery of the ailing leader, the spokesperson added.

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