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Some elements derailing freedom struggle: Nayeem Khan

india Updated: Jan 13, 2014 20:20 IST
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Senior Hurriyat leader Nayeem Ahmad Khan on Monday accused separatist leaders of derailing the "freedom" movement in Kashmir.

"A few disruptive elements are issuing statements only to derail the ongoing freedom struggle and create confusion about the very precious movement," said Khan in a statement.

Khan is the chairman of National Front and one of the three senior separatist leaders who have parted ways with the moderate faction of the Hurriyat.

Without naming anybody Khan said, "The efforts have increased manifold so that the freedom struggle is dubbed as anything except freedom, and efforts are being made to mislead the international community."

The statement has brought to the fore the differences between the separatist camps in the Valley.

Last week, senior Hurriyat leaders, including Shabir Shah of the Democratic Freedom Party, Nayeem Khan of the National Front and Azam Inquilabi of Mahaz-e-Azadi had announced the formation of a third faction of the Hurriyat Conference, calling it the "Real Hurriyat".

Reacting to the issue for the first time, chairman of the Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Sunday said, "Individual opinions in the Hurriyat Conference (M) cannot override the collective decisions of the 'amalgam'," and asked all constituent parties to respect the Hurriyat constitution.

In a statement issued to local media, Mirwaiz said the Hurriyat was a forum where everybody's opinion was being heard and respected.