Funeral prayers in absentia for martyred Altaf Shah held in Islamabad, AJK

Islamabad, October 12 (KMS): The funeral prayer in absentia for the martyred All Parties Hurriyat Conference leader, Altaf Ahmed Shah, was offered in Islamabad, today.

The funeral prayer in absentia organised by APHC-AJK chapter was attended by a large number of people from different walks of life.

The funeral prayers in absentia were also offered for Altaf Ahmad Shah in Muzaffarabad, Kotli and other cities of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

Speakers at these gatherings paid rich tributes to the martyred leader for his contribution and sacrifices in the ongoing Kashmir freedom movement.

Altaf Shah died in Indian captivity at New Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences where he was shifted from Tihar jail after being diagnosed with late stage renal cancer. He had been languishing in Tihar jail after his arrest in July 2017 for raising voice for the Kashmiris’ right to self-determination.

Altaf Ahmad Shah was the son in law of the icon of the Kashmir freedom movement Syed Ali Gilani, who also died in the Indian custody on September 01, last year, after remaining under continued house arrest for over a decade.

Altaf Ahmad Shah was laid to rest in Srinagar on Tuesday night amidst heavy deployment of Indian occupation forces. The occupation authorities prevented masses from participating in his funeral by imposing restrictions in Srinagar. Only a few people were allowed to attend the funeral prayers of the martyred leader.

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