Hurriyat hiccup

Abdul Ghani Bhat, the chairman of Muslim Conference, a constituent of the Hurriyat conglomerate, was on Monday “expelled” from the party by senior leader Shabir Ahmad Dar for his statement that the UN’s 1947 resolution on Jammu & Kashmir has become redundant. Bhat had said this at a public meeting in Sopore on Sunday. “By saying that UN’s 1947 resolution on Kashmir has become irrelevant, Bhat has questioned the very existence of Muslim Conference and the constitution of the Hurriyat,” said Dar. “We’ve expelled him from the Muslim Conference, which has been a part of the Hurriyat headed by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq,” Dar added.    Reacting to his “expulsion”, Bhat said Dar himself is no longer a part of Muslim Conference and therefore cannot expel him or even form a breakaway group of the party. Another Hurriyat leader Nayeem Khan said, “How can any separatist leader challenge the constitution of the Hurriyat? He should have no place in the conglomerate.”  Mirwaiz said, “Hurriyat is an amalgam of several separatist groups and anybody can have his personal views. How can we hold anybody’s tongue?”

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