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Srinagar, Sep 7 : Jammu and Kashmir Police said that separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s both son refused to come to graveyard for his burial indicated their loyalty to Pakistan agenda rather their love and respect for their departed father.
Earlier, police released a series of videos from “ Ghusul” (Abolution) till the separatist leader was laid to rest at Hyderpora graveyard.
A police spokesman said immediately after the death of Geelani, Inspector General of Plice (IGP), Kashmir range K Vijay Kumar alongwith Superintendent of Police (SP) and Assistant SP met both sons of Geelani at their Hyderpora residence at 2300 hrs. They condoled them and requested for burial in the night for larger interest of general public due to potential major Law and Order (L&O) situation.
Both the sons of Geelani agree and asked to wait for two hours until relatives reach, spokesman said.
H said IGP Kashmir personally spoke to a few relatives and ensured them of safe passage to Geelani’s house.
However, three hours later probably under the pressure from Pakistan and miscreants they (sons) behaved differently and started resorting to anti-national activities including wrapping dead body in Pakistani flag, making loud sloganeering in favour of Pakistan and instigating neighbours to come out.
However, after persuasion the relatives brought the dead body to the graveyard and performed last rites with due respect in presence of members of Intizamia Committee and local Imam.
The refusal of both his sons to come to graveyard indicated their loyalty to Pakistani agenda rather than their love & respect for their departed father, he said.
The family members of Geelani had alleged that they were not allowed to perform Ghusul and other formalities for burial of Geelani. They further alleged that police snatched the body of Geelani and laid buried him without the participation of family members.
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti and moderate Hurriyat Conference (HC) and several others strongly reacted to alleged police action.