December 2005 News

Yasin Malik removed as JKLF chief

28 December 2005
The Daily Times

Kotli: The central leadership of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) has removed Yasin Malik from the party's chairmanship and nominated Farooq Siddique alias Papa as JKLF acting chairman and Javed Ahmed Mir as JKLF convener of Srinagar.JKLF Senior Vice President Mumtaz Ahmed Rathore told reporters on Wednesday that Yasin Malik was ousted from the position following his failure to run party affairs. He said that during a London conference four years ago, JKLF leaders had asked Yasin Malik to hold party elections, but he could not. He said Yasin Malik had 'undemocratically occupied' the JKLF chairman slot for nine years like Amanullah, who was the JKLF chief for 20 years. He also welcomed the party leadership's decision to nominate Farooq Siddique as acting chairman and Javed Ahmed Mir convener of Srinagar.


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