Syed Ali Geelani Admitted In SKIMS

SRINAGAR —  Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani was admitted to hospital on Tuesday following acute intestinal infection, family sources said.

Nayeem Geelani, son of the octogenarian Syed Ali Geelani, said that his father was admitted to the super specialty Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) in Srinagar city following a complaint of severe abdominal pain.

“Doctors have put him on antibiotics for the intestinal infection. He will remain in the hospital till the infection is taken care of,” Nayeem Geelani said.

For most of the time during the last four years, authorities have kept Geelani under house arrest in his uptown Hyderpora residence in Srinagar to prevent his participation in separatist called protests.

“He is physically weak and frail but stable,” Hurriyat Conference said in statement and requested people to pray for his speedy recovery.

Meanwhile, strongly condemning the “dastardly acts of strangulating” the already ailing economy of the Jammu and Kashmir, the Hurriyat Conference (G) spokesperson in the statement said that the blockade of trucks loaded with fresh fruits, vegetables, livestock and other necessary edibles has rendered the wide section of business fraternity bankrupt and jobless.

Heavy financial losses and a wide range of debt trap are being deliberately knit to destroy the economy of Jammu and Kashmir, he said.

Displaying solidarity with the fruit growers association at Parimpora Srinagar, a high level delegation of Hurriyat Conference (G) visited Fruit Mandi Parimpore.

 “The delegation also expressed its solidarity with the contractors union who have been marginalized and ignored in all the state constructional activities as compared to the non-resident contractors of the state,” the statement said.  

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