Curbs Taking Toll On Geelani’s Health: Hurriyat (G)


SRINAGAR — Hurriyat Conference (G) has expressed serious concern over the worsening health of its chairman Syed Ali Geelani.

A Hurriyat (G) spokesperson in a statement said though physical weakness is because of Geelani’s advanced age, but the continued house arrest has “grossly affected” his well-being.

“Keeping a political personality away from his routine engagements and forcibly preventing him from participating in any social, religious or family function puts a lot of stress. It is surprising that mighty Indian establishment is scared of an old, frail man and feels comfortable by putting curbs on his activities,” he said, adding, “Pulling all along through his turbulent political carrier, Syed Ali Geelani has always been an eyesore for the opponents.”

The spokesperson further said, “To force this powerful voice to subjugation, first his close associates and amalgam workers have been booked in fabricated cases and put behind bars. When they failed to get him in line, they started targeting his children and grandchildren through so-called investigating agencies. It is only by the grace of Almighty Allah and prayers of his well-wishers that he faces the oppressive onslaught so bravely and is determined to stand his ground.”

He said that despite his bad health, Geelani chaired an important meeting of the forum, but because of his chest infection and physical weakness, he is under strict advice of doctors and is recovering.

The spokesperson appealed people to pray for speedy recovery of Syed Ali Geelani.


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