Hurriyat Conference

  • Mirwaiz calls for boycott of polls, brands it a futile exercise 09-04-2014 06:56 PM

    On the eve of the first round of polling in Jammu and Kashmir, moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Wednesday asked the people to stay away from the Lok Sabha elections, branding it a "futile exercise". "Elections are the spirit of democracy but in Jammu and Kashmir where...
  • Hurriyat doesn't know what to talk with Centre: Omar Abdullah 05-04-2014 09:12 PM

    Separatists amalgam Hurriyat Conference does not know what it wants to talk with the Centre for a resolution of the Kashmir issue, opines Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. Talking about the priorities before the new government at the 'Google hangout', Omar said Hurriyat Conference was becoming "a little...
  • NDA government did more on Kashmir issue than UPA: Hurriyat Conference 14-03-2014 10:18 AM

    Srinagar: At a time when the Bharatiya Janata Party is hunting for allies, support coming from the Hurriyat Conference is indeed a confidence booster for the party in Jammu and Kashmir. Hurriyat Conference chief Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has said that the National Democratic Alliance government was more serious about solving...
  • Normal life disrupted in Kashmir Valley due to strike 28-02-2014 11:45 AM

    Normal life on Friday was disrupted in Kashmir Valley due to a strike called by hardline Hurriyat Conference to protest the encounter killing of seven men by the Army in Kupwara district. Shops, business establishments and petrol pumps were closed in and around the commercial hub of Lal Chowk in...
  • Mirwaiz hopes Kashmir peace talks will resume after elections 23-02-2014 06:44 PM

    Moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Sunday voiced hope that the peace dialogue will resume after the general elections and said the amalgam would support the process to resolve the Kashmir issue if the Centre shows "sincerity". Speaking at a seminar in Srinagar, he said "after the polls...
  • J&K: Normal life affected as Hurriyat Conference calls for strike 31-01-2014 12:30 PM

    Normal life in Kashmir was partially affected due to a strike called by moderate faction of Hurriyat Conference to protest the army's decision to close the Pathribal fake encounter case. Shops, offices and business establishments in the commercial hub of Lal Chowk and surrounding areas remained closed due to the...
  • Senior leaders of Hurriyat Conference splits, forms parallel group 17-01-2014 07:37 PM

    In a major jolt to moderate Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, four of its senior leaders on Friday split from the amalgam to form a parallel group and vowed to take the ongoing struggle for right of self-determination to its logical conclusion. "We announce formation of Hurriyat Conference...
  • Setback to Mirwaiz Farooq as former aide, 12 others join Congress 13-01-2014 09:47 AM

    Srinagar: In a huge embarrassment for the moderate faction of Hurriyat Conference in Jammu & Kashmir , 13 of its members including senior leader Yaqoob Vakil have decided to jump ship and join Congress. Awami Action Committee led by Mirwaiz Umer Farooq has suffered a huge setback with its members...
  • BJP slams government over Pak-separatists talks in Delhi 11-11-2013 09:48 AM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Rajnath Singh has lashed out at the government slamming the talks between Pakistan Foreign Affairs advisor Sartaj Aziz and Kashmiri separatist groups of Hurriyat Conference in New Delhi. The BJP termed the meeting a "diplomatic blunder" on the part of the UPA government....
  • Separatist leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq meets Nawaz Sharif's envoy at Pakistani High Commission 10-11-2013 06:39 PM

    New Delhi: Chairman of moderate Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umer Farooq arrived at the Pakistan High Commission to meet Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's envoy on Sunday. Earlier in the day, a meeting between Sharif's adviser Sartaj Aziz and Kashmiri separatists in Delhi raked up a controversy with the BJP openly...
  • Pakistan PM advisor's meet with separatists a diplomatic blunder: BJP 10-11-2013 03:50 PM

    New Delhi: A meeting between Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's adviser Sartaj Aziz and Kashmiri separatists in Delhi on Sunday has raked up a controversy. The BJP has come out in the open against the meeting and said that the says the government should stop Aziz from meeting the Kashmiri...
  • 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...
  • Hurriyat Conference leader found dead on roadside in Baramulla 12-09-2013 04:49 PM

    A separatist leader belonging to moderate Hurriyat Conference was found dead on Thursday on a roadside in Baramulla district of Kashmir. Abdul Rashid Sofi alias Gazi, a member of Hurriyat constituent People's League, was found dead with an injury on his head this morning on Nowpora-Kreeri road in Baramulla. Sofi...
  • J&K: Security tighten for Zubin mehta concert, strike prevails in Valley 07-09-2013 01:41 PM

    Stringent security arrangements were in place on Saturday across the valley to ensure smooth conduct of the music concert featuring world renowned orchestra conductor Zubin Mehta. All the vehicles entering the commercial hub of Lal Chowk and surrounding areas are being frisked in view of the the musical event 'Ehsaas-e-Kashmir'...
  • Hurriyat Conference welcomes proposed Singh-Sharif meeting in New York 06-09-2013 06:34 PM

    Welcoming the proposed meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in New York, moderate Hurriyat Conference, on Friday, asked the two leaders to seek a peaceful solution to Kashmir issue through dialogue rather than confrontation. "We welcome the proposed meeting between the Prime Ministers of...
  • Mirwaiz opposes concert by German Embassy amid LoC tensions 26-08-2013 03:49 PM

    Moderate Hurriyat Conference Chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Monday joined his hardline rival Syed Ali Shah Geelani to oppose the concert being organised by the German Embassy on September in Srinagar. "What sense does it make to organise a concert here when there is violence and hostility on the Line...
  • Indo-Pak bus service a mere political show off: Mirwaiz 15-06-2013 03:56 AM

    Srinagar: Moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday said it was highly regrettable that the Srinagar-Muzaffrabad bus service between divided parts of Jammu and Kashmir has been reduced to a mere tool for political propaganda. "Hurriyat had welcomed the bus service believing that it would provide relief to...
  • 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...
  • 'Dialogue on Kashmir should be result oriented' 01-01-2012 04:10 PM

    Srinagar: Some separatist groups on Sunday said they are not against talks with the Centre for resolution of the Kashmir issue but maintained that the government needs to take certain steps before resumption of the dialogue process. Moderate Hurriyat Conference Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said his faction was not against...
  • 'Moderate Hurriyat favoured hanging Afzal' 06-09-2011 09:41 AM

    Srinagar: Moderate Hurriyat Conference leaders were privately in favour of hanging Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru if he was guilty but felt that he did not get adequate representation during parts of his trial, leaked US diplomatic cables have claimed. "While they (moderates) were concerned that Afzal did not have...
  • Kashmir: youth dies in police custody 31-07-2011 03:23 PM

    Srinagar: A youth on Sunday died allegedly in police custody in north Kashmir's Sopore town, an incident termed by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah as inexcusable. 28-year-old Nazim Rashid died in the custody of Special Operations Group after he was picked up on Saturday for questioning in connection with the death...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Present system unfit to solve Kashmir: Mirwaiz 16-12-2010 04:53 PM

    Srinagar: Rejecting a solution within the present framework, moderate Hurriyat Conference on Thursday called for a comprehensive dialogue between the three parties to the Kashmir issue to arrive at a negotiated settlement. "Time has come for India, Pakistan and representatives of Jammu and Kashmir to thrash out a negotiated settlement...
  • Mirwaiz Umer attacked by BJP activists 30-11-2010 07:55 PM

    New Delhi: The youth wing of BJP attacked Kashmiri separatist Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umer Farooq's car when he was entering Foreign Correspondent's Club to attend a seminar. As the news about his presence at the seminar came out, activists of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha assembled outside the venue and shouted...