New Delhi: Mobile internet services have been suspended in Kashmir again to prevent rumours about the health of separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, officials said on Thursday. The services were snapped late Wednesday night after some social media posts claimed the health of the 90-year-old Geelani deteriorated, they said.
Adequate number of security forces have been deployed at vulnerable places in Kashmir to maintain law and order and prevent miscreants from fomenting any trouble.
Geelani’s family said he has has been ill for some time but his condition is stable.
The Jammu and Kashmir administration also confirmed that the health of separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani is stable and people should not pay attention to rumours about him.
“I want to appeal to the public to not to pay attention to the rumours. If they want to confirm any information about Syed Ali Shah Geelani, they should contact the Police Control Room,” Vijay Kumar, IG, Kashmir was quoted by .
“The rumours being spread about Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s health condition are all baseless and unfounded. We have talked to his family members and have confirmed that he is alright. The rumour-mongers want to create chaos. We will act against them. We will investigate the vested interests who are trying to spread rumours about Geelani’s health,” Basheer Ahmed Khan, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir said.
“A while back Dr GN Ahnagar, Director of SKIMS had spoken to his family and they have confirmed that he is stable. I advise the people to confirm any update about Geelani’s health from Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) or the administration,” he added.
“I had sent a team of expert doctors to Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s home. A thorough check-up was done. The day before yesterday his health was a bit down but today he has improved and his care is being taken in the best possible manner. There is no need to pay heed to rumours,” Dr GN Ahnagar, Director, SKIMS said.