Abdul Aziz Dar Bereaved

SRINAGAR: Tehreek-e-Kashmir leader Abdul Aziz Dar’s aged mother passed away on Sunday. The family mourning of three days concluded Tuesday evening.

Mrs M Sidiq Dar

His mother was perfectly alright though she had survived a minor fracture recently, family sources said.

Thousands of people have visited the family at Saida Kadal and offered the condolences.

The lady was being widely respected after she lost her husband Mohammad Sidiq Dar to bullets of unknown gunmen on September 9, 1995. Earlier, she had lost two of her four sons as well. She is survived by her two sons and their children.

Mohammad Sidiq Dar

One of her son’s Mansoor was killed in a road accident in 1982 near Hazratbal. Her other son Tajdar-e-Minallah was killed on the border in 1992, apparently when he was on his way back home after getting trained as a militant. Interestingly when her husband was killed after he was coming out of the Masjid after Eisha prayers, her other son, Abdul Aziz was in jail

The family lives just outside the central jail but there was no possibility of Dar attending the funeral of his father that took place just outside it. “But the jail authorities permitted me to lead the prayers in the central jail for my father, in absentia,” Dar said.

Tajdar Minallah

Dar was a senior Jamat-e-Islami leader who once headed the Srinagar tehsil before he shifted to Tehreek-e-Hurriyat. He later founded his Tehreek-e-Kashmir in 2003. Dar had a long stint as militant leader and would operate under the codename, General Moosa. His tehreek is equidistant from both the factions of the Hurriyat’s.

For the last few years, Dar is running Sidiq Memorial Trust in Saida Kadal. It has a free ambulance service available round the clock.

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