Srinagar: The pro-freedom camp on Wednesday condoled the demise of Syed Ali Geelani’s eldest son-in-law, Ghulam Hassan Makhdoomi.
Makhdoomi was suffering from a stomach cancer and passed away on Tuesday at the hospital in Srinagar.
The resistance parties and leaders who expressed grief included Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) chairman Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Muhammad Yasin Malik, Jama’at-e-Islami and Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) led by Shabir Shah.
In a statement issued here, Mirwaiz expressed solidarity with the resistance leader Syed Ali Geelani, who remains confined to his Hydepora residence since past many years.
Mirwaiz also pray to Almighty to help Geelani and Makhdoomi families to bear this loss.
Meanwhile, on the directions of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Awami Action Committee (AAC) General Secretary Ghulam Nabi Zaki led a delegation and participated in the namaz-e-jinazah of the deceased at Dooru, Sopore and expressed solidarity and sympathy with the bereaved family and conveyed the condolence message of Mirwaiz to the family members.
“On the occasion, Mirwaiz spoke to the father of deceased Ghulam Hassan Makhdoomi over the phone and expressed condolence and sympathy with the bereaved family,” the statement said.
The statement issued by TeH said that Sehrai along with a senior party delegation including Ameer Hamza,Shah Wali Mohammad, Ab Subhaan Wani, Mohd Ashraf Laya, Mir Hafizullah, Rafiq Owasi and Imtiyaaz Hider participated in funeral prayers of the deceased in Sopore.
Addressing the mourners, Sehrai hailed the services and commitment of the bereaved family, the statement reads.
Describing him a pious and honest person always standing by his principles, Sehrai termed the demise of Makhdoomi as a personal loss.
The JKLF chairman and zonal organizer Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri also participated in the funeral prayers of the deceased, the statement said.
Terming the demise of Makhdoomi as a huge loss for his family and well-wishers, Yasin Malik prayed for his heavenly abode. While expressing solidarity with veteran resistance leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Malik prayed for the Sabr-i-Jamil of the bereaved family.
A team of Jama’at comprising of Faheem Mohammad Ramzan (Secretary-General) and Nazir Ahmad Raina (Guidance Bureau Chief) and accompanied by the local leadership went to the bereaved family and paid tributes to them and expressed solidarity with them and also prayed for the eternal peace of the deceased, the statement said.
A DFP delegation led by its Secretary General Mohammad Abdullah Tari also visited Sopore to express solidarity with the bereaved family, the statement said. Engineer Farooq, Bashir Azim, and others were also part of the delegation.
Tari while condoling the passing away of Makhdoomi, deliberated upon the philosophy of life and death. He prayed for the forgiveness of the deceased.