Videos show the body of Syed Ali Shah Geelani in Pak flag, police case filed

Videos show the body of Syed Ali Shah Geelani in Pak flag, police case filed

Syed Ali Shah Geelani, a pro-Pakistani separatist, dies on Wednesday night. (File)


AN series of videos have surfaced die the body of separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani was packed in the Pakistani flag before this one in detention was taken by the police of Jammu and Kashmir who gave him a silent funeral on Thursday morning. Police said a case has been registered under the strict anti-terror Law Unlawful Activities Prevention Act of UAPA.

the 92-year-old pro-Pakistani separatist dies on Wednesday night. To be death was followed by a security measure and suspension of telephone and internet services in kashmir.

The videos surfaced after broadband internet and telephone services were shut down restored in kashmir last night. Mobile internet, but remain blocked. The police have also imposed restrictions to prevent gatherings.

In one of the videos, several people, largely women, are seen around the body of Syed Ali Shah Geelani packed in a Pakistani flag.

There is commotion and slogans in the room. Women seem to resist amid many of push and pull on the door. An armed police officer is also seen in the packed room, walls inscribed with religious verses.

The hard-line separatist got a low-key funeral before sunrise on Thursday. The family claim that the body became met forcibly taken away by the police and they were not even allowed to participate in the last rights.

“FIR is registered in all anti-national activities,” said Dilbag Singh, Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police.

Mr Singh said: people with the separatists home misbehave with a Senior Superintendent of Police and other police officers and there was a lot of anti-national slogans and attempts at incitement people by means of using social media and phone calls.

“We never expected such unruly behavior from the… family and others people at Geelani house especially because the police were in regular to touch with the family and Geelani Sahab. In fact, Geelani Sahab gifted a book around one of our officers when he visited him last week,” said Mr Singh.

The Geelan family claim that the body became met violence taken by the police who broke down doors and misbehave with women.

“We wanted funeral in the morning, but the police refused. They’ve broken doors and misbehaved with women. We couldn’t be there last rights after they took the body met violence,” said Naseem Geelani, son of Syed Ali Shah Geelani.

But the police said some relatives of Mr. Geelani participated in his funeral prayers. The separatist was buried in a cemetery in near his home in Hyderpora on Srinagar airport road.

For the last three days are there in restrictions imposed throughout Kashmir. All shops are closed and public transport is off the roads.

Congregational prayers were not allowed in all major mosques and shrines on Friday.

While many are surprised over the restrictions and control measures after the natural death of the 92-year-old separatist, police sources say there was an estimate that a large number of of people will gather at his funeral, which could have been a great separatist spectacle and there was a possibility of violence.

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