Senior separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani was on Sunday rushed to hospital after he complained of abdominal pain and weakness, said informed sources.

Sources close to Geelani said he was taken to the super specialty Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) at Soura here.

Doctors said Geelani has been suffering of dehydration and general weakness for which he is now being treated.

”Geelani is being evaluated for gastritis and chest problem,” hospital officials said.

The octogenarian separatist leader has been under house arrest in his uptown Hyderpora residence here for over a year.

Geelani has been repeatedly criticised by Indian authorities for inciting violence in the Kashmir Valley and working as offshoot of Pakistan.

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