Sopore: Many locals and relatives of Guru visited his residence in Sopore’s Seer Jagir locality.
Guru’s widow Tabassum, who lives with her family in Baramulla, said she had gone to her in-laws to attend the commemoration of her husband.
“I went to Seer Jagir yesterday with my son Ghalib. A lot of people visit us and offer condolences to my late husband on this day,” Tabasum told Kashmir Reader.
To commemorate Guru’s death, a Quran recitation function was held at his home. Guru’s son Galib attended the function. Political activists, members of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) and Jamaat–e-Islami Kashmir also visited the family.
Calling it a moment of pride, Tabassum added, “I was overwhelmed to see people from far South Kashmir also came to visit us.”
The family said they also received condolence messages from pro-freedom leaders like Asiya Andrabi, Mirwaiz Umar and Shabir Shah.
Galib expressed it was a ‘moment of honor’ seeing a lot of people visiting their home in Seer Jagir.
“The death anniversary of my late father has become a special day for me. It is a moment where can remember my father and also get to know how my father is remembered by others in Kashmir,” Galib said.
A complete shutdown was observed in North Kashmir on Thursday as most shops, business centres including tuition centers, petrol pumps and government and private offices in Sopore, Baramulla, Patten, Tangmarg, Rafiabad, Sangrama, Narvaw, Handwara, Langate, Kupwara, Bandipora, Hajin remained shut.
Scores of people assembled at Jamia Masjid Dubgah in the morning to offer special prayers for Guru and Bhat. The protesters stressed the Government of India to return back the mortal remains of both.
The locals from neighboring villages in Sopore visited Guru’s ancestral house despite curbs in the area as all areas in the town’s catchment witnessed heavy deployment of police and paramilitary forces to thwart protests.