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  • Syed Ali Shah Geelani's J&K election boycott call resonates in his hometown Sopore December 3, 2014

    Sopore: This is the hometown of separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani who is a strong advocate of "azadi" in Kashmir valley. Voting will take place in Sopore in the third phase of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly along with 15 other seats but the constituency is unlikely to see large...
  • BJP delaying relief to flood-hit J&K for electoral gain, says Geelani October 21, 2014

    Srinagar: Hardline Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Tuesday accused BJP of using the upcoming Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir as a delaying tactic for providing relief to the flood-affected state for electoral gains. "Instead of addressing the problems of the people,...
  • Hurriyat welcomes Sharif's move to raise Kashmir issue at UNGA September 27, 2014

    Srinagar: Both factions of Hurriyat Conference on Saturday welcomed Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's statement on Kashmir in his speech in the United Nations' General Assembly. Hardline Hurriyat Conference Chairman Syed Ali Geelani said the Pakistan Prime Minister not only repeated the known stand of his country with regard to the...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 19, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • 'Hurriyat leaders meeting Pak High Commission not genuine cause to call off talks' August 19, 2014

    Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani is in Delhi to meet Pakistan envoy Abdul Basit. Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman Yasin Malik is scheduled to meet him on Wednesday. ...
  • India using military force to crush our basic rights: Geelani August 19, 2014

    India on Monday called off its Foreign Secretarylevel talks with Pakistan, sending a strong message to the country after its envoy held an hourlong meeting with Kashmiri separatist leaders in Delhi despite a warning by India against it. Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani said, "India and Pakistan are not...
  • Geelani meets Pakistan envoy amidst protests outside embassy August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Police officials on Tuesday tightened the security at Pakistan High Commission as some protesters were seen protesting against Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani ahead of the separatist leaser's meeting with the Pakistan envoy. Delhi Police detained some protesters as the they attempted to break the security barricades. Geelani is...
  • PDP not a role model for people: Syed Ali Shah Geelani May 19, 2014

    Srinagar: Hurriyat hawk Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Monday said that the Peoples Democratic Party is not a role model for people and its victory in the Lok Sabha elections in Kashmir was due to ruling National Conference's "antipeople" policies. PDP's euphoria over the poll results is "meaningless and unrealistic" and...
  • Geelani should name Modi's emissaries who approached him: Omar April 20, 2014

    Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and NC leader Omar Abdullah said that hardline Kashmiri separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani should name the Kashmiri Pandits who he says approached him on behalf of Narendra Modi seeking help to work out a solution to the Kashmir issue. "Either Geelani or Modi is...
  • Mirwaiz downplays Geelani's claim of meeting emissaries sent by Modi April 19, 2014

    A major rift within Kashmiri separatists after hardliner Syed Ali Shah Geelani claimed that BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi sent emissaries to discuss a possible resolution to Kashmir. The BJP rubbished the claims but the stronger protest came from other separatists who lashed out at Geelani, calling him a...
  • Mirwaiz says Modi sent no emissaries to discuss Kashmir issue April 19, 2014

    Srinagar: Kashmiri separatist Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Saturday rejected Syed Ali Shah Geelani's claim that BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi had sent two Kashmiri Pandits who sought help to work out a solution to the Kashmir issue. Mirwaiz said Geelani's remarks has tarnished the image of moderate leaders in the...
  • Reports of Modi sending emissaries to Geelani is baseless: Rajanth April 19, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party President Rajanth Singh said the report of party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi sending emissaries to hardline Kashmiri separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani is baseless. Rajanth said, "I have spoken to Narendra Modi. The news of sending emissaries is absolutely baseless." ...
  • BJP rubbishes Geelani's claims, Congress seeks Modi's clarification on Kashmir April 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Soon after hardline Kashmiri separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani claimed that he turned down the offer of two Kashmiri Pandits who approached him on behalf of Narendra Modi seeking help to work out a solution to the Kashmir issue, the BJP has categorically rejected the report as a...
  • Full text: BJP statement on Syed Ali Shah Geelani's claims April 19, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party has denied claims that its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi had sent emissaries to meet separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani seeking his help in solving the Kashmir issue. Rejecting the claims by Geelani as "mischievous" and without any basis, the party said in a statement...
  • Separatist leader Geelani claims Modi sought his help on Kashmir issue April 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Did Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi send emissaries to meet hardline Kashmiri separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani? Geelani has claimed that last month, two Kashmiri Pandits approached him on Modi's behalf seeking help in working out a solution to the Kashmir issue. Geelani said that...
  • Separatist leader Geelani calls Army run schools antiKashmir November 9, 2013

    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 Armyrun Sadbhavana project and the Goodwill school on Friday. Geelani said...
  • Boycott 2014 Lok Sabha polls: Geelani to Kashmiris November 2, 2013

    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 said solutions...
  • J&K: Syed Ali Shah Geelani placed under house arrest September 18, 2013

    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 arrest...
  • Indefinite curfew in Shopian after man fatally shot dead by CRPF September 13, 2013

    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 at...
  • J&K: Miscreants pelt stones at Sikh residences in Shopian September 11, 2013

    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 a...
  • Parallel event to oppose Zubin Mehta concert in Kashmir September 3, 2013

    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 is...
  • Srinagar: Preparations for Zubin Mehta's concert on despite opposition from separatists August 31, 2013

    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 with...
  • Separatists call for shutdown in Kashmir, normal life hit August 17, 2013

    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. Government offices,...
  • Geelani calls for strike after communal clashes in Kishtwar August 9, 2013

    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...
  • Policy on Kashmir forcing youth to take up arms: Geelani June 14, 2013

    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 May 4, 2013

    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...
  • Iftekhar Gilani's detention unfortunate: Tewari February 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Terming as "unfortunate" the detention of journalist Iftekhar Gilani by Delhi Police, Information and Broadcasting minister Manish Tewari on Monday said if there is evidence against him, it should be brought on record or else action should be taken against responsible police officials. Gilani, the soninlaw of Kashmiri separatist...
  • Suspend policemen who detained Iftikhar Gilani: Katju February 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Press Council chairman Justice Markandey Katju has hit out at the Union Home Ministry over detention of Kashmiri journalist Iftikhar Gilani. In a hardhitting letter to Union Home Secretary RK Singh, Katju condemned Iftikhar's detention and said that policemen who were involved in the "illegal act" should be...
  • I was detained for speaking to media: SAR Geelani February 10, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after he was detained following the hanging of Afzal Guru, Delhi University lecturer SAR Geelani on Sunday said his detention by police happened because he had spoken to the media. "They did not want me to speak to the press, so they detained me," Geelani told...
  • Afzal Guru convicted on forged evidence: SAR Geelani February 9, 2013

    SAR Geelani was acquitted in the Parliament attack in 2001. He said that Afzal Guru did not get a fair trial. ...