Srinagar: Bashir Ahmad Qureshi, father of JKLF-R’s general secretary Wajahat Qureshi, passed away on Thursday.
According to a party spokesman, a condolence meeting was called at the JKLF-R headquarters, which was presided over the chairman Farooq Ahmad Dar alias Bitta Karatey. A high level delegation comprising the chairman, Haroon Kashmiri, Muhammad Rafiq Bhat, Aijaz Ahmad Mir, Muhammad Sajju, Nayeem Ahmad Dar and Javaid Ahmad visited Wajahat’s residence at HMT and participated in namaaz-e-jinaaza.
Later the delegation also went to the bereaved family’s ancestral graveyard at Batamal0o. The delegation prayed for the departed soul. “In the condolence meeting the members also prayed for all the deceased soul who sacrificed their lives in the way of freedom struggle from last several decades,” the statement said.
Other prominent leaders who participated in the funeral prayers of Bashir Ahmad Qureshi, who was former director Tourism Department, included, Shabir Ahmad Shah, Mohammad Yasin Malik, Shakeel Ahmad Bakhshi, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Advocate Bashir Ahmad Bhat, Prabodh Jamwal, Javaid Ahmad Mir, Shafat Shangloo, Muhammad Iqbal Gandroo, Raasikh Khursheed, Zafar Fateh, Eidhi Sahab, and Meraj-ud-Din.