Jailed Masarat Alam is the Kashmir’s new hawk

Jailed Masarat Alam is the Kashmir's new hawk

The 50-year-old new Hurriyat chief is a hardliner like the late Geelani but given that he is in jail, his appointment is merely symbolic In September 7, six days after the death of the veteran separatist leader and Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani at his home in Srinagar, his protege Masarat Alam Bhat succeeded him. The 50-year-old staunch Pakistan supporter currently lodged in Tihar jail for terror funding has spent more than two decades of his life in jails. But his appointment, at a time when separatist outfits in…

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