In a sudden move that left Kashmir’s separatist conglomerate in disarray, pro-Pakistan hardliner Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Monday quit his faction of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference and named Rawalpindi-based Abdullah Geelani as his successor amid speculation that he was doing the bidding. Officially, the 91-year-old Hurriyat patriarch cited disenchantment with the way fellow constituents of the group responded to the nullification of Article 370 last August as the primary reason for his decision to dissociate himself from them. He also alleged lack of accountability within the Hurriyat and a rebellion brewing in the ranks.