National Conference President Dr. Farooq Abdullah and Vice President Omar Abdullah on Saturday expressed profound grief over the demise of resistance icon Syed Ali Geelani.
The resistance leader, who died late Wednesday at age 92, was buried in a local graveyard in a quiet funeral organized by authorities under harsh restrictions.
In his condolence message, Dr Farooq said on his political rival, “May Almighty Allah grant peace to the deceased and forbearance to the grief-stricken to bear the irreparable loss.”
For Geelani, Dr Farooq was a traitor in the cause of independence and was a repeated target of his attacks against pro-India politicians.
In a condolence message, Omar Abdullah said, “I pray to Almighty to bestow peace to the departed soul in Janat and give courage to the bereaved family members to bear the loss.”