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Pakistan is trying its best to find a new separatist voice to lead the Hurriyat Conference. Pakistan is now looking for a new face since the resignation of senior separatist leader of Jammu and Kashmir Syed Ali Shah Geelani from the All Party Hurriyat Conference (APHC). Several government and security officials gave this information on condition of anonymity.

This separatist body, formed in 1993, has played an important role in Kashmir, but after the decision to abolish the special status of the state on August 5 last year and split it into two union territories, the organization became largely weak and inactive. is.

A Home Ministry official said that Pakistan is looking for young leaders and trying to convince those who have been part of militant organizations including terrorist groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba. The official said that Pakistan is now trying its best to form a new team.

Let us know that no guidelines have been given to Hurriyat leaders to general public in the last one year. In June, 91-year-old SAS Geelani, who was the lifelong chairman of the separatist group, surprised everyone by resigning from the Hurriyat Conference. In fact, the All Party Hurriyat Conference is divided into two factions, one headed by Geelani and the other by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. The parallel organization headed by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has also been silent for almost a year.

Another official said that Pakistan is looking for new faces to express anger and resentment over the central government’s decision to abolish special state status in Kashmir. He also said that Pakistan has a lot of discomfort with the Domicile Law in Jammu and Kashmir. Significantly, on August 5, the Rajya Sabha passed a resolution to abolish article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir and divide the state into two union territories.

Indeed, the Hurriyat has been at the forefront of many movements in the past and both factions led by Geelani and Mirwaiz were instrumental in releasing the protest calendar. However, most of the separatist leaders were arrested before the decision to abolish article 370 from the state and divide the state into two union territories and at the moment they are not able to organize any protest.

The Hurriyat Conference, led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, broke its silence after almost a year when it held a meeting in July and called for a solution to the Kashmir problem through dialogue between the people of India, Pakistan and Jammu and Kashmir. The meeting was held a few days after Gilani resigned and accused his colleagues of inaction and corruption. A statement was issued soon after the meeting in which the Mirwaiz faction vowed to work towards a ‘peaceful solution to the Kashmir conflict’.

Gilani, in his resignation letter, accused his separatist colleagues of political and political corruption, and targeted other separatist leaders for not reacting to the August 5 decision. Explain that many people in Hurriyat are also being investigated by the National Investigation Agency (NIA).


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