Restructure the conglomerate
At present the group is riven with dissension
With Mahaz-e-Azadi leader Azam Inqilabi finally calling it a day, the Mirwaiz-led Hurriyat conglomerate has plunged in crisis. His defending the decision of Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani in quitting the joint Hurriyat in 2002, further dented the credibility of the Hurriyat (M) that at present is riven in dissension and pulling in opposite directions. Already senior leaders like Shabir Ahmad Shah and Naeem Ahmad Khan, and some other General Council members are organizing their own programmes separately. The impressive two public meetings at Islamabad and Shopian by the dissenting group must be a cause of worry for the Hurriyat (M) Chairman. In organizing such public gatherings in face of many-impediments and restrictions put by the government aimed to thwart their program the most vocal leadership of the conglomerate wanted to send the message across that they too enjoy public support and are not letter-head leaders; and in no case can be ignored or side-lined.
The way the things are shaping up and the trust deficit widening up has cast shadows on the future of Hurriyat (M). The situation calls for complete over-hauling of the organization and taking of some drastic measures. First the Chairman has to start from his own. His position as head of the conglomerate demands transparency and straight-forwardness in his approach. What is the logic in serving the show-cause notice to Azam Inqilabi and Nayeem Khan when what they said and protested at went in line with what Mirwaiz strongly advocated in his press briefing the following day vocals went in tirade against Professor. If they (vocals) are axed for making the comments in public did Mirwaiz and Professor do it in vacuum? Comments circulated in public have to be rebutted or endorsed in public. That is common sense. If still it warrants a notice for violating discipline, justice demands it should have first reached at Mirwaiz’s door itself. Unheard that complainants are battered down to the level of the accused. ‘I had done no wrong by pointing out that Professor Bhat has violated the constitution of the conglomerate by describing UN resolutions irrelevant. Mirwaiz should have acted against the violator and not against the whistle-blower’, the lines quoted speak the hurt feelings of the whistle-blower.
Constitutional allegiance has to hold its supremacy and inviolability over party and individual interests and considerations. It is only when fatigue worms its way in the resolve that nerves of resistance get frayed at the edges. The spin-doctoring has its classical customers making names under such favorable situation. Conviction and compliance can never be sheathed together. Their very strands make them incompatible.
Why the group has to witness such tremors and become subject to howls of decision is because (a) lack of consistency in purpose, (b) slackness in discipline , (c) domineering grip of executive council and (d) discriminatory approach for executive membership. As the infighting in the conglomerate does reflect Hurriyat (M) has ceased to be ‘All Parties’ Conference. Only a few in the executive council it has morphed into, as far as decision making is concerned. This has created bad blood and generated seeds of acrimonious rivalry in the grouping.
The need of the hour is restructuring of the conglomerate. The executive council and general council should be amalgamated into one Majlis-e-Shoura (Deliberating Council) which would elect the executive council. That executive council has turned into a permanent council has fossilized Hurriyat (M) into a fiefdom of a few individuals, and which prevents it from emerging into a unified organization.
Tail Piece: Azam Inqilabi asks us to ‘stop praising Pakistan for every action it takes…we must have courage to call spade a spade’. Just one caveat: when Musharaf sacked judiciary in Pakistan, did you call that you ask us to do now? Or did you celebrate this judicial murder the way your conglomerate did then?
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Lastupdate on : Thu, 14 Jun 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
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