SRINAGAR —The ailing wife of incarcerated Hurriyat (G) leader and spokesman Ayaz Akbar passed away at her Maloora HMT residence in Srinagar on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday.
Family sources said that Rafeeqa Begum, the wife of Ayaz Akbar was diagnosed with metastatic cancer (IV stage of Cancer), for the past several years.
Ayaz Akbar was arrested in July 2018 by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) over the alleged militant funding case. He along with some top Hurriyat leaders are languishing at New Delhi’s Tihar jail.
Family sources said that Nimaz-e-Jinazah for the departed soul will be held at 8 AM this morning.
(With inputs from KNT and KDC)