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Syed Ali Shah Geelani part ways with Hurriyat Conference

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Syed Ali Shah Geelani, chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, on Monday, resigned from the separatist amalgam.

In a statement, Geelani said, “Keeping in view the present situation in the Hurriyat Conference, I announce to part ways from the Hurriyat forum. The decision has been conveyed to all the constituents of Hurriyat through an official letter.”

Geelani has cited rebellion against leadership by cadres as one of the reasons for his resignation. Following the resignation, social media was abuzz with tweets related to Geelani and Hurriyat Conference.

Hurriyat Conference was formed on March 9, 1993, as a united political platform of the separatist parties in Kashmir.

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Ten years after its formation, the Hurriyat Conference split into the moderate group headed by Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and the hardline group headed by Syed Ali Shah Geelani.

Not keeping good health, Geelani has mostly remained under house arrest in his Srinagar uptown of Hyderpora area residence for the last four years.

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