Prominent leader of banned Jamaat-e-Islami Ghulam Nabi Gundana passed away at a hospital in Punjab on Sunday after prolonged illness. His funeral prayers is scheduled to take place at Chowgan, a vast field in the heart of the town, at 11 AM on Monday.
As soon as the news of JeL leader’s demise spread all over, curfew was imposed in his hometown in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar district as a precautionary measure.
The 70-year-old Gundana is survived by wife and five sons. One of his sons had gone to Pakistan for arms training in the early 1990’s while another is jailed for his involvement in militant activities.
Gundana had undergone a surgery and was spared arrest during a major crackdown on the JeI leadership on 2 March. He was also affiliated to the Hurriyat Conference. He was placed under house arrest, while his three of his close associates were arrested during the crackdown.