Hardline Separatist 'Syed Ali Shah Geelani' quits Hurriyat Conferrnce, issues an audio statement with letter

Kashmir's Hurriat conferrence leader 'Syed Ali Shah Geelani' resign as head. he is 90 year old, In view of the present situation, I resign from All Parties Hurriyat Conference. I have informed all the constituents of the Hurriyat about the decision," he said.

Geelani was appointed the lifetime chairman of his faction of the All Party Hurriyat Conference in 2003. He had been a part of the political outfit since the 1990s and had helmed the separatist movement in the erstwhile state. He was elected as an MLA from Sopore thrice and had quit electoral politics amid the rise of militancy in Jammu and Kashmir.

Geelani had been facing criticism from groups in Pakistan for what they called his failure to respond to the government's move to revoke the special status given to Jammu and Kashmir,

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