Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir), Feb 13: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Wednesday confirmed that the health of separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani is stable after rumours that Geelani is critical.
Jammu and Kashmir has been placed on high alert.The All Parties Hurriyat Conference has released a statement from Muzaffarabad (in Pakistan occupied Kashmir) citing urgency and asking all Imams (Muslim priests) and people to gather at Eidgah in Srinagar for Geelani’s funeral in case he breathes his last anytime soon.
Certain reports last Friday claimed that Geelani (90) had already breathed his last. His son Naseem Geelani had to then come on record and refute the rumours, claiming that his father was in a stable condition.
“The rumours being spread about Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s health condition are all baseless and unfounded. We have talked to his family members and have confirmed that he is alright. The rumour-mongers want to create chaos. We will act against them. We will investigate the vested interests who are trying to spread rumours about Geelani’s health,” Basheer Ahmed Khan, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir said.
“A while back Dr GN Ahnagar, Director of SKIMS had spoken to his family&they have confirmed that he is stable. I advise the people to confirm any update about Geelani’s health from Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) or the administration,” he added.
“I had sent a team of expert doctors to Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s home. A thorough check-up was done. The day before yesterday his health was a bit down but today he has improved and his care is being taken in the best possible manner. There is no need to pay heed to rumours,” Dr GN Ahnagar, Director, SKIMS said.
“I want to appeal to the public to not to pay attention to the rumours. If they want to confirm any information about Syed Ali Shah Geelani, they should contact the Police Control Room,” Vijay Kumar, IG, Kashmir said.