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Geelani hospitalised in Srigar

Srigar, Feb 2: Senior hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani, who was admitted to a hospital here late last night after he complained of chest pain, is doing fine, said informed sources.

Sources close to the octogerian separatist leader said he was admitted in the ICU of the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura – the Valley’s only super specialty hospital – and is “now stable and doing fine according to doctors”.

“Muhammad Yasin Malik (chairman of JKLF) and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq (chairman of moderate Hurriyat group) visited Geelani Sahab at the hospital today and rayed for his speedy recovery. “Pakistan High Commissioner in India Abdul Basit also enquired about his health during the day and wished him speedy recovery,” said a sources in Geelani-headed Hurriyat. (IANS)

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