Srinagar, June 29 -- Hardline separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani has quit the Hurriyat Conference.

He issued an audio statement after a detailed two page letter. Following this announced ending his long time association with the hardline separatist group, Hurriyat Conference in Jammu and Kashmir.

The people sitting in Jammu and Kashmir are pushing the youth of Kashmir into drug trade for their own personal benefits.

Instead of focusing on the movement, some people in J&K are trying to usurp the leadership of the Hurriyat for their personal motives, he also said.

Published by HT Digital Content Services with permission from The Northlines....