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Syed Ali Shah Geelani steps down as APHC chief

  • He said he is completely distancing himself from the leadership of Hurriyat Conference in view of its present situation.
Jun 30 2020

Syed Ali Geelani has stepped down from his post as All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) chairman and has parted ways with the party.

The ailing 90-year-old leader said that he is completely distancing himself from the leadership of APHC in view of its present situation. Geelani , who has been under house arrest in Srinagar for several years has named Abdullah Geelani as his successor.

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He also accused the members of conspiring against him and saying it lacked discipline and accountability. He accused his colleagues in IoK of having failed to respond to his repeated requests to meet up post- August 5 situation after India revoked special status granted to the valley.

"I sent messages to you through various means so that the next course of action could be decided, but all my efforts (to get in touch) went in vain. Now that the naked sword of accountability is hanging over your heads, you have started feeling the heat of answerability," he said.

Geelani said that he would continue to lead his people against India.