Srinagar, Dec 6: Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has expressed surprise over Javaid Ahmad Mir’s quitting of the conglomerate.

A spokesperson of the amalgam in a statement said Mir neither informed the forum nor the chairman about his decision or the reasons behind it but straightaway went to the media where he “ambiguously mentioned about some so-called ideological differences without elaborating what that meant”.

“Mir is free to do as he wills but the manner in which he has done it goes against the basis of organizational ethics and is in bad taste,” the spokesperson said.