Geelani

  • Separatist leader Geelani calls Army run schools anti-Kashmir 09-11-2013 03:10 PM

    Srinagar: Released after several months of home arrest, veteran separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani is holding public rallies and advocating poll boycott of next year's general and assembly elections. During a rally in Kupwara he lashed out the Army-run Sadbhavana project and the Goodwill school on Friday. Geelani said...
  • Boycott 2014 Lok Sabha polls: Geelani to Kashmiris 02-11-2013 07:28 AM

    Srinagar: Hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani on Friday called for a boycott of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls that will be followed by the Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections. Geelani was addressing a gathering after Friday prayers in north Kashmir's Sopore town, 54 km from summer capital Srinagar. He...
  • J&K: Syed Ali Shah Geelani placed under house arrest 18-09-2013 11:47 AM

    Top separatist leaders, including chairman of Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Shah Geelani, who had called for a march to UN Military Observers Group office was placed under house arrest by authorities in Srinagar to lodge protest against killing of five youths in Shopian. The other separatist leaders placed under house...
  • Indefinite curfew in Shopian after man fatally shot dead by CRPF 13-09-2013 08:08 AM

    Indefinite curfew was on Thursday imposed in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian town in the wake of protests against the gunning down of a man on Wednesday, officials said. Residents said Muhammad Rafi Rather, a 28-year-old bus driver, was shot down by the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel posted...
  • J&K: Miscreants pelt stones at Sikh residences in Shopian 11-09-2013 07:37 PM

    Miscreants pelted stones at the houses of some Sikh residents of Shopian town before being chased away by women in the locality, police said on Wednesday. Some troublemakers allegedly pelted stones at seven houses belonging to members of the Sikh community late Tuesday evening in Shopian town, damaging windowpanes, said...
  • Parallel event to oppose Zubin Mehta concert in Kashmir 03-09-2013 02:39 PM

    Srinagar: A group of people opposing the forthcoming Zubin Mehta concert to be held here in Jammu and Kashmir Sep 7 have decided to hold a parallel event the same day to show the 'truth about Kashmir'. The 90-minute concert would be telecast live in over 50 countries. Zubin Mehta...
  • Srinagar: Preparations for Zubin Mehta's concert on despite opposition from separatists 31-08-2013 02:41 PM

    The much-talked-about Zubin Mehta concert in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, scheduled for Sep 7 is on course, despite opposition from separatist politicians, officials said. The 90-minute concert would be telecast live in over 50 countries. Zubin Mehta is scheduled to arrive in a special plane along...
  • Separatists call for shutdown in Kashmir, normal life hit 17-08-2013 12:38 PM

    Normal life in this Jammu and Kashmir summer capital and other major towns of the valley was partially affected on Saturday due to a shutdown called by separatists. Shops and other businesses and educational institutions were closed, but both public and private transport moved on several roads despite the shutdown....
  • Geelani calls for strike after communal clashes in Kishtwar 09-08-2013 08:23 PM

    Srinagar: Hardline Hurriyat Conference headed by Syed Ali Shah Geelani called for a general strike on Saturday in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of communal clashes in Kishtwar town. "We appeal to people of the state to observe a general strike on Saturday against the biased approach of the...
  • Policy on Kashmir forcing youth to take up arms: Geelani 14-06-2013 03:50 AM

    Srinagar: Hardline Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Thursday claimed the "aggressive" and "stubborn" policy of the Centre on Kashmir was forcing the youth of the Valley to take up arms. "India's aggressive and stubborn policy will bear more terrible results in future and it is because of this...
  • J&K: Hurriyat demands strengthening of security in jails 04-05-2013 07:30 PM

    Srinagar: The hardline Hurriyat Conference on Saturday demanded strengthening of security apparatus inside Indian and Pakistani jails to stop murderous assaults on inmates. "It is the responsibility of both countries to ensure safety of prisoners in their jails. We appeal for strengthening of security in the jails across the border...
  • Afzal Guru convicted on forged evidence: SAR Geelani 09-02-2013 02:31 PM

    SAR Geelani was acquitted in the Parliament attack in 2001. He said that Afzal Guru did not get a fair trial. ...
  • Hurriyat passes resolution in support of Fai 24-12-2011 08:37 PM

    Srinagar: Hardline faction of Hurriyat Conference on Saturday passed a resolution in support of US-based Kashmiri separatist Ghulam Nabi Fai. "I can say this with complete faith that he has done nothing wrong. Fai sahab has done nothing wrong. He has lobbied for a genuine cause," Hurriyat hawk Syed Ali...
  • Hurriyat factions clash in Sopore; hurl stones 16-12-2011 08:30 PM

    Srinagar: Hurriyat Chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq had a tough time in Sopore town today when supporters of pro-Pakistan separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani hurled 'Kangris' and stones. Sopore town, 55 km from here, has been the traditional bastion of Geelani, who heads the breakaway faction of Hurriyat, and his...
  • Address root cause of Kashmir problem: Geelani 11-12-2011 07:59 PM

    Srinagar: Hurriyat hawk Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Sunday said debates revolving around controversial laws like AFSPA were offshoots of an unresolved Kashmir problem. "Black laws are branches of a tree. When the spring arrives, these will sprout again. The need is to address the root cause (of the problem),"...
  • J&K govt wants to revive cinemas; hardliners fume 08-12-2011 09:47 PM

    Srinagar: After 20 years of militancy, the Jammu and Kashmir government is saying there's a chance cinema halls and bars could re-open, but not everyone is welcoming that. Firdous Cinema at the heart of Srinagar, recently cleared of troops after 20 years, has raised fresh hopes of a cinema revival...
  • Omar favours passport for Geelani 05-09-2011 11:48 PM

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani should be provided a passport. "Some time back, we have heard from Geelani that he wants a passport. I have conveyed to the Centre that he should not be stopped. "Whosoever we...
  • J&K govt justifies curbs on Geelani's movement 04-09-2011 11:49 PM

    Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Sunday justified curbs on movement of hardliner Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, saying his provocative speeches invariably lead to serious law and order problems in the Kashmir Valley. "Whenever Geelani is allowed to address (a) gathering at any place, it is followed...
  • US maintained no contact with Geelani: Wikileaks 03-09-2011 09:21 PM

    New Delhi: The US embassy officials in New Delhi referred to top moderate separatist leaders including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq as "four musketeers" as Washington maintained "no contact" with hardliner Syed Ali Shah Geelani since 2001 for his ties with "terrorist groups". Apart from Mirwaiz, former amalgam chairmen Abdul Gani Bhat...
  • Farooq Abdullah clarifies on Gujarat remarks 29-08-2011 07:19 PM

    Srinagar: Union Minister of New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah on Monday said his remarks made in Gujarat were secular and meant no disrespect to Islam. In a statement issued here, Dr Abdullah said, "On a recent visit to Gujarat, I had an occasion to make a speech in which...
  • Hurriyat-Khar meet: India displeased with Pak 27-07-2011 12:55 PM

    New Delhi: India has expresses its displeasure to Pakistan over the meeting between Hurriyat leader and Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar in New Delhi on Tuesday. External Affairs Minister SM Krishna is meeting Khar at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi with Kashmir and terror expected to dominate the...
  • Hurriyat Chairman placed under house arrest 10-06-2011 01:26 PM

    Srinagar: Authorities in Srinagar have put hard line Hurriyat Conference Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani under house arrest as a preventive measure, officials said on Friday. Geelani was placed under house arrest since Thursday evening as there were apprehensions that he might lead protests after Friday prayers, the officials said....
  • Strike affects normal life in Kashmir Valley 14-05-2011 12:35 PM

    Srinagar: Normal life was on Saturday partially affected in the Kashmir Valley due to a strike called by hardline Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani demanding release of all political prisoners in the state. While the commercial hub of Lal Chowk and adjoining areas remained closed, the strike...
  • Geelani calls for funeral prayers for Osama 05-05-2011 06:54 PM

    Srinagar: Hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has asked people to hold funeral prayers on Friday for Osama bin Laden, the founder of al Qaeda who was shot dead in Pakistan on May 2 by a US Navy team. Geelani has appealed to Imams and people to hold...
  • Anti-India speech: Probe on against Geelani, Roy 19-04-2011 07:24 PM

    New Delhi: The city police om Tuesday told a Delhi court that it was still probing the sedition case against hardline Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, writer Arundhati Roy and four others for making alleged anti-India speeches last year. The Station House Officer (SHO) of the Tilak Marg...