SRINAGAR: Mother of former president of Jamiat Ahli Hadith Moulana Showkat Ahmad Shah passed away on Monday evening. She was 78.
Thousands of people including JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik, Jamiat president Ghulam Muhammad Bhat Al-Madni participated in her funeral prayers which were held at stadium grounds Lal Bazaar, Srinagar. She was buried in her ancestral graveyard at Lal Bazarr and condolence will be held for three days.
The deceased was commonly known as Amma Jee in the whole area and was reckoned as a spiritual woman. Her health gradually deteriorated after the killing of Moulana Showkat on 8th April 2011.
Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq also visited the bereaved family.
Meanwhile, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani expressed “deep” grief over the demise of late Moulana Shah’s mother.
In a statement issued here, Geelani expressed condolence with the bereaved family and prayed for departed soul and strength for family to bear the irreparable loss.
A Hurriyat delegation comprising district president Srinagar, Raja Meraj-ud-Din and Mohammad Rafiq Owasi visited bereaved family and expressed sympathy on behalf of Syed Ali Geelani.