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Geelani defies Jamaat directions

Srinagar June 26. Former Hurriyat chairman, Sayeed Ali Shah Geelani, today defied directions from the Jamaat-e-Islami chief, Ghulam Mohammad Bhat, by staying away from the executive council meet of the amalgam.

Mr. Bhat had directed Mr. Geelani to ``actively paticipate'' in Hurriyat meetings and barred him from carrying out any political activity outside the conglomerate. — UNI

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