SRINAGAR: Chairman of his faction of Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani on Friday thanked people for visiting his ancestral village Duroo to pay homage to his eldest son-in-law Ghulam Hassan Makhdoomi who passed away recently.
He said despite heavy showers and cold chilly weather, thousands of people participated in the last rites of the deceased.
Geelani thanked the leaders of the pro-freedom parties, religious organizations, civil society, Bar Association and the constituent parties of Hurriyat Conference who visited the bereaved family.
He expressed gratitude to all the political, religious, social, print and electronic media personalities, lawyers, doctors, columnists, businessmen, neighbours and others who came to Hyderpora and offered condolences to him.
The pro-freedom leader also thanked Pakistani High Commissioner in Delhi and other international dignities and non-resident Kashmiris living abroad who telephonically expressed condolence.
He also thanked all women participants who “despite their personal and domestic engagements took all the pains to reach the residence of my bereaved daughter”.
Geelani thanked the people especially youth “who enthusiastically and very warmly received me after a long gap of about 8 years and showed their commitment and resolve to the freedom struggle”.
Their affection and love was unparalleled, Geelani added.