SRINAGAR (Dispatches) - Veteran Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Shah Gilani passed away at his home in Srinagar, at the age of 92.
Syed Ali Gilani was born on September 29, 1929 to Syed Peer Shah Gillani of Zoori Munz village in Tehsil Bandipora.
India tightened curbs on movement in Kashmir’s main city of Srinagar, with scores of armed soldiers fanning out ahead of prayers on Friday, a day after a veteran secessionist leader was laid to rest in the disputed Himalayan region.
Syed Ali Shah Gillani, 92, was buried near his home in the city, where soldiers patrolled the streets to forestall any large-scale protests and gatherings at mosques.
Public movements were restricted in the city and elsewhere in Kashmir, a government official said.
“More troops had been deployed in sensitive areas and more roads had been barricaded,” the official told Reuters on condition of anonymity.
For years, Geelani, one of Kashmir’s most senior political leaders, had sought to secede from India following an armed revolt against New Delhi.