SRINAGAR — The former acting president of Jamiat Ahle Hadith Ghulam Rasool Malik passed away after a long illness at SKIMS Soura here in Srinagar.

Jamiat Ahle Hadith’s spokesperson told the news agency KNT that Ghulam Rasool Malik had taken the control of the socio-religious organization in April 2011 when the then president Maulana Showkat was killed in a blast.

Malik, a resident of Akhran village of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district, was a well-known preacher and a top cleric.

Thousands of people participated in his funeral and his Nimaz-e-Jinazah was offered by the Jamiat Ahle Hadith’s current president Professor Ghulam Muhammad Bhat Almadni. Besides Vice President Dr. Abdul Latif Alkandi and Secretary General Abdul Halim Wani, a renowned religious leader from Akhrani village, Muhammad Maqbool Akhrani also participated in the last rites.

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As the departed soul was laid to rest at his native village, President Jamiat Ahle Hadith Ghulam Muhammad Bhat Almadni said, “It is a big loss to the organization. His services will always be remembered.”

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