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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Masarat Alam named Geelani’s Successor and is new chairman for Hurriyat Conference (G)

Masarat Alam named Geelani’s Successor and is new chairman for Hurriyat Conference (G)

Masarat Alam Bhat, who is in Tihar jail, was on Tuesday named the successor of Syed Ali Geelani in Hurriyat Conference (G) following the death of the nonagenarian leader last week. In a statement issued to media on Tuesday, the faction of the Hurriyat claimed that the people of Jammu and Kashmir look up to the amalgam’s leadership with great expectations. It said that Shabir Ahmad Shah and Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar have been elected as vice-chairmen. The appointments are temporary till elections are held according to the Hurriyat constitution, the…

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