Srinagar, March 19(KMW): Hurriyat (G) constituent Tehreek-e-Hurriyat today appointed Mohammad Ashraf Sehraie as interim Chairman, till the organizational elections, to be held late this year.
In a statement issued for press, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat spokesman said that Syed Ali Geelani while addressing the members of shoora, said, â€œYouâ€™re aware of the prevailing situation in the Valley and hard times all pro-freedom camp is facing especially Tehreekl-e-Hurriyat. Gagging the political environment jailing the entire man force of the organization and judicial onslaught of our workers have left us with no other option than fighting back with more will and vigor. Neither the mission of TeH is alien nor is the path chosen to achieve it unique. Everywhere and anywhere suppressed and oppressed nations struggle and strive to get rid of forceful occupation. We all have chosen this rough and torturous path willfully and wishfully and every testing endure makes our resolve hard and strong.â€
Gfurther quoted as saying: â€œBy the grace of Allah the almighty and your timely cooperation I have stood my stand despite testing times of jails, interrogations, domestic hardships, physical and psychological onslaught, but for the last 8 years of continuous house arrest, restrictions on the interactions with my party colleagues has dented the function of the organization.
He further said that merely holding a position without practical contribution is injustice not only with the post but the conscience as well, so today I willfully step down from the chairmanship and advise the shoora to arrange an alternative at the earliest. He extended his fullest cooperation and sincere wishes to the would-be leadership of the organization.â€
Before conclusion, the shoora unanimously appointed Mohammad Ashraf Sehraie as interim chairman till the party elections to be held later this year.