Srinagar, June 29: After nearly 27 years, senior separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani has parted ways with Hurriyat Conference, which preaches secessionist ideology in Jammu and Kashmir.
Geelani, who was part of the Hurriyat Conference since 1993 and was appointed as life-time chairman of his faction in 2003, has not mentioned the specific reasons for his resignation.
In an audio message and press statement, Geelani said he had decided to “distance himself from Hurriyat Conference in wake of the present situation” in Jammu and Kashmir.
“In this regard, a detailed letter has been sent to constituents of the Hurriyat Conference. Keeping the present state of the Hurriyat Conference in view, I have distanced myself from it,” Geelani said.
Geelani has not been keeping well for months now. He is on medication but is stable, the doctors said.