Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Sunday rejected the reasons cited by six of its members for quitting the amalgam on Saturday, saying there “is definitely more to it than meets the eye”.
“Very soon the actual reason of their quitting will be known to all,” the Hurriyat said. The six members had accused the amalgam leadership of violating the basic constitution.
“The so called reason by some of the general council members for their decision to leave the forum is surprising,” a spokesman said in a statement.
“What was known in the forum was the keenness of these members to be made part of the executive council and they were trying hard for it. But regarding the constitution of the Hurriyat or its functioning they never expressed any disagreement till yesterday,” he said, recalling that they extended their full support by implementing the programs of the organization from time to time.
“It is quiet strange and contradicting that all of a sudden, instead of discussing their new found reservations first within the forum, they decide to run to the press,” he said, urging the people “not to pay heed to their propaganda”.
“All Parties Hurriyat Conference is the inheritor of the legacy of thousands of sons and daughters of the soils who sacrificed their lives and properties for the noblest cause of freedom and justice for the people of J&K,” the statement said.
As far as the Hurriyat’s constitution, he said, it is clearly spelled out that the peaceful resolution to the Kashmir issue could be found either by implementing the UN resolutions or by meaningful dialogue among the three parties—India, Pakistan and the people of J&K.
“To achieve this, Hurriyat has a two tier structure, the executive council and the general council, and membership to either council is based on certain criteria.”
Both the councils have their roles and responsibilities and no change has been made to the constitution, he added.