Mirwaiz suspends entire Hurriyat (M) organization

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Srinagar, Nov 24(ANI): Executive Council of the Hurriyat Conference (Moderate) has suspended its entire organizational structure including all its office bearers except its chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.

The gag order comes in the backdrop of some leaders within the Hurriyat making "controversial statements" about the "quiet dialogue" underway between Hurriyat and New Delhi.

The decision to suspend all the office bearers including the chief spokesman, provincial president, office-in-charge, financial head, media advisor and others was taken after a marathon meeting of the executive council of the conglomerate in Srinagar on Monday.

"Names of the new office-bearers will be declared after the festival of Eid ul-Fitr. Who will be delegated which responsibility. The suspension of the structure is not a new thing. The move is aimed at preventing the functionaries from speaking to the media in different voices and it was necessary," said Molvi Abbas Ansari, a senior leader of the organization.

The internal squabbling has also miffed the local residents.

"It is disadvantageous (internal fighting in Hurriyat) to the people of Jammu and Kashmir. The Central Government has invited them for talks. If they (Hurriyat) continue to squabble the there could be no meaningful dialogue," said Muhammad Altaf, a local.

The chairman, according to Hurriyat insiders, has directed all the leaders not to issue any statements to the media. (ANI)

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