SRINAGAR: Several organisations on Sunday visited the ailing Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani at his New Delhi’s Maliya Nagar residence to enquire about his health condition.
In a statement issued here, a Hurriyat (G) spokesman Ayaz Akbar said Dal Khalsa, Jamat-e-Islami Hind and Jamiat Ahle Hadith Jammu and Kashmir visited Syed Ali Geelani and enquired about his health condition.
“Dal Khalsa was led by its general secretary Dr Kanwarpal Singh, Jamat-e-Islami by its Ameer and Jamiat Ahle Hadith J&K by Dr Abdul Lateef Al Kindi,” he said.
The spokesman said Geelani, after being discharged from hospital, is feeling better and his heath condition is improving. “Doctors have advised him complete rest and to stay away from meeting people besides avoiding the crowded places.”
“As such, we humbly appeal to people, who are desirous to meet Geelani sahib, to wait for some time till his health condition improves,” he said while thanking people for their concern for the pro-freedom leader.
Meanwhile, Dal Khalsa, in a statement issued here, said its delegation led by general secretary, Kanwarpal Singh “paid a goodwill visit to ailing octogenarian Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Geelani at his Delhi residence”.
“The leaders exchanged notes on the current situation in Kashmir and political developments in the Indian sub-continent. Kanwarpal Singh also said the continuous house arrest has taken a toll on Geelani sahib’s health,” the statement said, adding, “Khalsa activists offered prayers for the good health and long life of Geelani.”
The statement said both leaders denounced the continuous detention of two JNU students and former lecturer of Delhi University, Prof SAR Geelani. “It was decided that concerted joint efforts be made to counter the noisy RSS-led campaign on sedition and Hindu nationalism. Both leaders deliberated upon the pro-freedom struggle of Kashmir and Punjab.”
Geelani, as per statement, urged the Sikh youth activists to “be disciplined and focused towards the mission of protecting your distinct identity”.
“We should not underestimate the strength of our oppressors and prepare our communities for a political struggle,” Geelani told the Sikh delegation which also included Prof Jagmohan Singh, Harjinder Sungh, Gurpreet Singh and Paramjit Singh.