Srinagar: Senior pro-freedom leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has been admitted to the medical Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the SKIMS, Soura on Thursday after he complained of severe chest pain last night.
“After he developed chest congestion and pain, he was immediately rushed to SKIMS where several tests including ECG were conducted,” Hurriyat (G) spokesperson Ayaz Akbar said.
“He has shown recovery since last night and is now stable and feeling better. He is able to speak as well,” Geelani’s elder son Naeem told Reader.
The ailing leader’s respiratory system, according to Akbar, is being closely watched by doctors who suggested some medical tests. “The tests later gave satisfactory results,” he shared.
Geelani, leads Hurriyat (G), a conglomerate of 24 pro-freedom parties. Known for his pro-Pakistan stance, Geelani has remained under house detention for more than six years – since 2010 – at his residence in the Hyderpora locality of Srinagar, while his house has been converted into a sub-jail several times.
The Huriyat spokesperson has urged people to avoid visiting the hospital and requested them to pray for his speedy recovery.
Geelani has in the past rejected former Pakistan President General Parvez Musharraf’s four point formula as a ‘resolution’ for Kashmir dispute.
Other pro-freedom leaders Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, the chairman of a parallel Hurriyat faction All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front’s (JKLF) Yasin Malik visited SKIMS to enquire about the ailing leader’s health.
Meanwhile, Pakistan High Commissioner for India Abdul Basit called Hurriyat Chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Telephone today at 5:00 p.m. and enquired about his health and prayed for speedy recovery, said Hurriyat Spokesman Ayaz Akbar in a statement.