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UJC throws weight behind Geelani
May 28, 2003 00:53 IST
The Pakistan-based United Jihad Council on Tuesday threw its weight behind firebrand Jamaat-e-Islami leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and criticised his removal from the executive body of the All-Parties Hurriyat Conference.
"The political leadership of Kashmir is involved in Hurriyat's internal rift," UJC said in a statement.
It urged the Hurriyat leadership to redress Geelani's grievances and re-induct him into the executive body to enhance the amalgam's credibility.
Another terrorist outfit, the Hizbul Momineen, asked the Jamaat to support the 'isolated' separatist leader.
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