Separatist leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, who continues to be under house arrest, in a statement extended ‘heartfelt condolences and sympathies with the bereaved family of ML Bindroo (chemist) and others’.
Like his predecessor Syed Ali Geelani, Masarat Alam Bhat (51) is seen as pro-Pakistan. He has been under preventive detention for 11 years. In a statement issued to the media, the Hurriyat Conference said the people of Jammu and Kashmir look up to his leadership with great expectations.
The statement said Shabir Ahmad Shah and Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar were elected as vice-chairmen.
Syed Ali Shah Geelani, former chairman of hardline Hurriyat Conference, died in Srinagar on Wednesday after prolonged illness
The proposal to ban Hurriyat Conference was mooted in accordance with the Centre's policy of zero tolerance against terrorism, officials said.
The probe into the case suggested that the money collected from the parents of the aspiring or potential students was used, at least partly, to support and fund terrorism and separatism in different ways.
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