Geelani Decries Killing of Peoples Conference Worker In Handwara

SRINAGAR:Peoples Conference worker in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district on late Wednesday night, All Parties Hurriyat Conference chief Syed Ali Geelani on Thursday expressed his deep anguish.

Late yesterday night, four to five unknown gunmen fired multiple shots killing Gh Nabi Khoja in Kralgund area of Handwara. He was rushed to hospital but lost battle of his life.

“Any killing on the basis political affiliation is inhuman and un-Islamic,” Hurriyat patriarch Syed Ali Geelani said in an APHC statement issued this evening.

Deceased Gh Nabi was “an active” worker of Peoples Conference led by Sajad Gani Lone who is a minister in PDP-BJP coalition government.

In his late forties, Gh Nabi was an employee in education department and is survived by wife, two sons and daughters each.

Meanwhile, Geelani offered his deep condolences on the demise of pro-freedom scholar Professor Nazir Ahmad Koul of Lalbazar Srinagar.

While sympathizing with the grieved family, Geelani said, “late Koul Sahab was an active and energetic Islamist and prayed eternal peace.”

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