Washington-based World Kashmir Awareness Forum (WKAF) has appealed all Mosques and Islamic centers around the world to observe Friday (tomorrow) as a day of mourning to pay tribute to the veteran Kashmiri Hurriyat leader, Syed Ali Gilani.
The Indian authorities in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir kept Syed Ali Gilani under house arrest for the last over a decade.
This continued solitary confinement took heavy toll on his health and he developed multiple ailments. He breathed his last in the custody on Wednesday night.
The WKAF in a statement issued in Washington also called for holding of funeral prayers in absentia (Ghaibana Namaz-e-Janaza) for Syed Ali Gilani after the Juma prayers.—KMS