Srinagar: Mirwaiz Umer Farooq was on Monday
unanimously elected chairman of the moderate faction of
Hurriyat Conference for two years.
The re-election of Mirwaiz, who heads Awami Action
Committee (AAC) as chairman of the separatist amalgam -- third
time in a row -- was unanimous, a Hurriyat spokesman said
after a meeting of the executive council held at its
headquarters at Rajbagh.
All the executive members -- Prof Abdu Gani Bhat, Bilal
Gani Lone, Aga Syed Hassan al-Mousvi Al-Safvi, Masroor
Abbass Ansari, Moulana Mohammad Abdullah Tari and Mukhtar
Ahmad Waza -- attended the meet.
The spokesman said election for the chairman was scheduled
in June this year, but was delayed by three months due to "ups
and downs" in the situation.