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Hurriyat leader Geelani hospitalised after chest pain, condition stable

Hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has been admitted to the intensive care unit of a hospital in Srinagar after he complained of chest pain late last night, a close aide of the separatist leader said on Thursday.

india Updated: Feb 02, 2017 21:17 IST
Abhishek Saha
Syed Ali Shah Geelani, the 88-year-old chief of the hardliner Hurriyat faction, was admitted to the intensive care unit of SKIMS Hospital in Srinagar, after he complained of chest pain.
Syed Ali Shah Geelani, the 88-year-old chief of the hardliner Hurriyat faction, was admitted to the intensive care unit of SKIMS Hospital in Srinagar, after he complained of chest pain.(AFP File)

Kashmir’s top separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani was hospitalised late Wednesday night after he complained of chest pain. His respiratory system was being closely monitored by doctors and the results of all medical investigations were satisfactory on Thursday.

The 88-year-old chief of the hardliner Hurriyat faction was admitted to the intensive care unit of SKIMS Hospital in Srinagar.

“He is now completely stable and feeling better,” Hurriyat spokesperson Ayaz Akbar told HT.

Later, in a press statement, Akbar said, “Syed Ali Geelani complained massive chest congestion and pain and was immediately rushed to SKIMS Soura, where several tests including ECG were repeatedly conducted. He was later admitted in medical ICU and continues to be under constant monitoring by specialists.”

Akbar added that Geelani’s respiratory system was being closely monitored by doctors and the results of all medical investigations were satisfactory.

He also said there was “nothing to worry” as Geelani was “doing well” and had read the local newspapers after breakfast on Thursday.

The statement said that that “High Commission of Pakistan in Delhi and thousands from all corners of world called on phone and enquired about his condition”.

Pakistan high commissioner to India Abdul Basit called Geelani at 5pm on Thursday and enquired about his health and prayed for his speedy recovery, Akbar said.

Meanwhile, chairman of the moderate Hurriyat faction, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq visited Geelani in the hospital. He tweeted, “Visited Geelani Sb in hospital, Alhamdulillah he is stable now, praying for his speedy recovery.”

Chief of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Yasin Malik also visited the ailing leader in the hospital.