HURRIYAT CONFERENCE

  • Abdul Basit looking forward to Modi's visit to Pakistan: Hurriyat Chairman 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit on Sunday told the moderate separatist amalgam Hurriyat Conference that Islamabad was waiting for a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and wanted to move forward on all outstanding issues before it took place. This was conveyed to the Hurriyat Chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq...
  • Hurriyat leaders arrive in Delhi to attend Pakistan Day function 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Ahead of attending the Pakistan Day function in New Delhi on Monday, moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Sunday said the group wants to lend full support to the India- Pakistan dialogue on Jammu and Kashmir. The Mirwaiz, who arrived in the national capital on Sunday to...
  • Hurriyat team to attend Pakistan day function in New Delhi 1 week ago

    Srinagar: Moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq will lead a high-level delegation of the amalgam to attend the Pakistan day function in New Delhi next week. "Mirwaiz will lead a high-level delegation to New Delhi to visit Pakistan High Commission on the invitation of Pakistan high commissioner to India on...
  • Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit to meet Hurriyat leader on Sunday March 18, 2015

    Srinagar: Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit will meet moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq in Delhi on Sunday and is expected to discuss ongoing efforts to bring back on track the stalled Indo-Pak dialogue process. The meeting comes nearly a fortnight after Basit had gone to the Delhi residence of...
  • J&K government did no favour, my release part of judicial process: Masarat Alam March 8, 2015

    Srinagar: Hardline separatist leader Masarat Alam, who was released on Saturday after four and a half years of detention, on Sunday said the PDP-BJP government had done him no favour as his release was part of normal judicial process. "I have not been done any favour by the government. My release...
  • J&K CM Mufti Sayeed orders release of senior Hurriyat leader Masrath Alam from jail March 7, 2015

    Jammu: Masrath Alam, leader of the hardline-faction of Hurriyat, who had spearheaded the stone-pelting agitations in the valley in 2008 and 2010, will be released from prison following the new government's policy of freeing political prisoners who do not face criminal charges. The orders for the release of 42-year-old Alam,...
  • Hurriyat welcomes India-Pakistan secretaries meeting March 4, 2015

    Srinagar: Moderate faction of Hurriyat Conference on Wednesday termed the meeting of Foreign Secretaries of India and Pakistan as a "positive development", but called upon Prime Ministers of both the countries to take up Kashmir issue in a more serious way and as a matter of priority. "We welcome the...
  • J&K CM Mufti Sayeed credits Pakistan, Hurriyat, terrorists for peaceful polls; BJP in a tight spot March 1, 2015

    Jammu: It is a statement that is surely going the hackles in the Bharatiya Janata Party, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Sunday called for a dialogue with Pakistan while crediting the neighbouring, Hurriyat Conference and terror groups for providing a conducive environment for the five-phased Assembly...
  • No alliance with anyone in J&K Assembly polls: Jitendra Singh November 11, 2014

    Jammu: Ruling out alliance with any party in the state, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said BJP will go it alone "as of now" in the forthcoming Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections. "(There is) no alliance with anyone. The party as of now is going to polls on its own and...
  • J&K polls: JKPC head Sajad Gani Lone to contest from Handwara November 2, 2014

    Srinagar: Separatist-turned-mainstream politician Sajad Gani Lone will contest the upcoming Jammu and assembly elections from Handwara constituency, considered to be his stronghold. Lone, who heads Jammu and Kashmir People's Conference (JKPC), issued the first list of 18 party candidates for the 5-phase polls beginning November 25, a party spokesman said. The JKPC...
  • 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...
  • J&K floods: India shouldn't make it a prestige issue and take UN's help, says Hurriyat September 10, 2014

    Srinagar: Amidst reports that the United Nations has extended help to the floodaffected Jammu and Kashmir, Hurriyat Conference Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that the government should take their help. "If the UN has said that they are willing to help, we appeal to the Government of India to not...
  • Moderate Hurriyat claims government removed its Facebook page August 27, 2014

    Srinagar: Moderate Hurriyat Conference on Wednesday claimed that authorities have removed its Facebook page, saying the Government's move was "despotic". Government officials, however, said they were not aware of Hurriyat's page being removed from the social networking site. "The way in which Government is now imposing restriction on social media sites...
  • Hurriyat calls for bandh ahead of PM Modi's visit to Jammu and Kashmir today July 4, 2014

    Srinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday on his first visit to the state since assuming office. But even before he gets there, there's already a controversy brewing. The Hurriyat has called for a bandh while the Grand Mufti has opposed the NDA government's...
  • Sharif's acceptance to Modi's invite important step for ties: Omar Abdullah May 24, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday hailed Pakistan premier Nawaz Sharif's decision to attend the swearingin of Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi and said the two leaders have showed that they will not allow hawkish elements to set the agenda for ties. "Two very important steps have...
  • Curfewlike restrictions imposed in parts of Srinagar May 21, 2014

    Curfewlike restrictions were imposed on Wednesday in seven police station areas of the city ahead of a rally planned by Hurriyat Conference. "Restrictions under Section 144 CrPC have been imposed as a precautionary measure in seven police station areas of the city," police said. The police station areas where restrictions have...
  • 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...
  • Strike disrupts normal life in Kashmir Valley May 15, 2014

    Normal life was disrupted in the Kashmir Valley on Thursday due to a strike called by hardline Hurriyat Conference to protest against detention of youth and separatist leaders who campaigned for a boycott of the Lok Sabha elections. Shops, business establishments and educational institutions were shut, while government offices and banks...
  • J&K: Normal life paralysed as Hurriyat Conference calls for strike April 21, 2014

    Normal life in Kashmir Valley was disrupted on Monday due to a strike called by hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani against detention of separatist leaders and youth campaigning for a boycott of Lok Sabha elections. Schools, colleges, shops and other business establishments remained closed in most parts of...
  • Mirwaiz calls for boycott of polls, brands it a futile exercise April 9, 2014

    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 political...
  • Hurriyat doesn't know what to talk with Centre: Omar Abdullah April 5, 2014

    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 stingy"...
  • NDA government did more on Kashmir issue than UPA: Hurriyat Conference March 14, 2014

    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 February 28, 2014

    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 Srinagar,...
  • Mirwaiz hopes Kashmir peace talks will resume after elections February 23, 2014

    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 a...
  • J&K: Normal life affected as Hurriyat Conference calls for strike January 31, 2014

    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 strike...
  • Senior leaders of Hurriyat Conference splits, forms parallel group January 17, 2014

    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 selfdetermination to its logical conclusion. "We announce formation of Hurriyat Conference Jammu...
  • Setback to Mirwaiz Farooq as former aide, 12 others join Congress January 13, 2014

    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 leaving...
  • BJP slams government over Pakseparatists talks in Delhi November 11, 2013

    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. Within...
  • Separatist leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq meets Nawaz Sharif's envoy at Pakistani High Commission November 10, 2013

    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 criticising...