Geelani grieved at Prof Ghafoor’s demise
Srinagar, Dec 27: The chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani Thursday expressed profound grief and sorrow over the demise of the senior leader of Jama’at-e-Islami, Pakistan, Prof Ghafoor Ahmad , describing it an irreparable loss to Islamic Movement in the subcontinent.
Prof Ghafoor, (85), who was naib amir of Jama’at-e-Islami, Pakistan, passed away on Wednesday following protracted illness.
Geelani, in a statement today from New Delhi, said Prof Ghafoor was a great intellectual and religious scholar who had devoted his whole life to the service of Islam and strived throughout his life for the establishment of Islamic rule in Pakistan. “Prof. Ghafoor was one of the senior and close companions of Moulana Syed Abul Alla Maddodi (RA). He always supported the just cause of Kashmiris and advocated vociferously their right of self-determination,” he said, praying for the deceased and expressing solidarity with the bereaved family.
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