Geelani Forced To Form New Hurriyat: Inquilabi

Geelani Forced To Form New Hurriyat: Inquilabi

14 July 2012
Kashmir Observer


Srinagar: The patron of the Mahaz-e-Azadi, Azam Inquilabi, on Saturday said that Syed Ali Shah Geelani, had been “forced” to form a parallel Hurriyat Conference in 2003, and that world powers who were friends and allies of Pakistan had stopped Islamabad for “decisive intervention” in Kashmir in the nineties. According to Inquilabi, “four or five” members of the then united Hurriyat Conference had stood against Geelani, who, according to him (Inquilabi) was the “single most reliable and trustworthy figure to lead the resistance movement.” Asserting that he had been pressing Mirwaiz Umer Farooq (whose faction Inquilabi parted ways with recently) for the shura system, the Mahaz-e-Azadi patron said: “In 2003 when the tussle in the Hurriyat Conference was making headlines, I had in a media interview advocated dissolving its 7-member executive council and replacing it with a 15 member shura with Syed Ali Shah Geelani as its ameer.” “But four or five members formed a united front against Geelani, and thus he was compelled to form a parallel Hurriyat,” he said.