Geelani released from house arrest

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 20:15

Srinagar: Hurriyat hardline faction chairman
Syed Ali Shah Geelani was on Tuesday released from house arrest to
allow him to take part in the funeral of his younger brother,
who died after a prolonged illness here.

Geelani, who was under house arrest for last several days,
was allowed to move outside his house and visit his ancestral
village in north Kashmir`s Sopore town after his brother Wali
Mohammad Shah Geelani passed away at a hospital here last
night.

"No cordon has been laid around his house and he is free
to attend the funeral prayer of his brother or move
elsewhere," a police spokesman said in a statement.

He said Geelani, who was prevented to offer Eid prayers
yesterday, had met his ailing brother on November 3 at the
hospital.

Hurriyat spokesman Ayaz Akbar said Geelani`s younger
brother was suffering from liver ailment and was undergoing
treatment at Soura Medical Institute.

"Geelani led the funeral prayers at Dooru village after
police lifted the cordon around his house," the spokesman
said.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 20:15

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