Hundreds participated in SAR Geelani’s funeral
Baramulla: The body of former Delhi University teacher SAR Geelani, who died following an alleged cardiac arrest in a Delhi gym was laid to rest in his hometown Baramulla on Saturday.
Geelani (50), who was arrested in the 2001 Parliament attack case before being acquitted by the SC, fell unconscious in a gym in South Delhi’s Nehru Place Thursday afternoon and could not be
revived, said his son Atif.
Family members wanted to take his body to Kashmir for the funeral Thursday, and informed police that they did not want a post-mortem as they didn’t suspect any foul play. Police, however, decided
to conduct a post-mortem.
Delhi Police said, “After handing over the body to family members, we have no objection to where they want to perform the last rites. They decided to take the body to Kashmir.”
Geelani, who earlier taught Arabic at Zakir Hussain College, was vocal about Kashmir and was also critical of the hanging of Afzal Guru, who was convicted and hanged for the 2001 Parliament