Hurriyat

  • Hurriyat welcomes announcement on Indo-Pak Foreign Secretary talks 20 hours 12 minutes ago

    Welcoming the proposed foreign secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan next month, moderate Hurriyat Conference today said it was ready to extend its support to any initiative aimed at peaceful resolution of Kashmir issue. "The resumption of talks at foreign secretary level (between India and Pakistan) is a welcome step. We...
  • 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 swearing-in 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...
  • Curfew-like restrictions imposed in parts of Srinagar May 21, 2014

    Curfew-like 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 "anti-people" 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...
  • Mirwaiz hopes new MPs will act together to resolve Kashmir issue April 8, 2014

    Moderate Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Tuesday expressed hope that those who will be elected to Parliament after the Lok Sabha polls will "act in greater unison to move forward towards resolving the Kashmir issue". "There is already a broad political consensus in Jammu and Kashmir and in Pakistan that...
  • 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 self-determination 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 Pak-separatists 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...
  • Salman Khurshid slams separatists for meeting Pakistan PM advisor November 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The government has slammed the separatists for meeting Pakistani Prime Minister's envoy at the Pakistan High Commission on Sunday. "When people come for such bilateral visits, they have their own schedules. We will meet a few people too and our agendas are similar," said External Affairs Minister Salman...
  • 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...
  • Pakistan PM advisor's meet with separatists a diplomatic blunder: BJP November 10, 2013

    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...
  • Situation in Keran sector a cause for concern: Hurriyat chief October 7, 2013

    Chairman of moderate Hurriyat Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, on Monday, expressed concern over the border tension between India and Pakistan especially in Keran sector and called for necessary measures to defuse the situation. "The prevailing border situation between India and Pakistan especially in Keran sector is a cause for grave concern. The...
  • Strike disrupts normal life in Kashmir, curfew on in Shopian September 21, 2013

    Normal life was disrupted in Kashmir Valley on Saturday due to a strike called by hardline Hurriyat Conference to protest the killing of five persons in CRPF firing in Shopian, where curfew continued for the ninth consecutive day. Shops, offices, business establishments, educational institutions and petrol pumps were shut and public...
  • Separatist march to curfew-bound Shopian foiled, senior leaders under house arrest September 20, 2013

    The authorities placed senior leaders of the moderate Hurriyat group, including Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, under house arrest on Friday to foil their bid to march to curfew-bound south Kashmir's Shopian town. Mirwaiz Umer had called for a march to the curfew-bound Shopian town by separatist leaders and activists on Friday. A crowd...
  • 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...
  • Hurriyat Conference leader found dead on roadside in Baramulla September 12, 2013

    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 had gone...
  • J&K: Security tighten for Zubin mehta concert, strike prevails in Valley September 7, 2013

    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' in...
  • Hurriyat Conference welcomes proposed Singh-Sharif meeting in New York September 6, 2013

    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 India...
  • Mirwaiz opposes concert by German Embassy amid LoC tensions August 26, 2013

    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 of...
  • Hurriyat welcomes UN statement on ending hostility along LoC August 13, 2013

    Srinagar: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, chairman of Hurriyat Conference, on Tuesday welcomed the recent statement of the UN General Secretary asking India and Pakistan to end hostility on the Line of Control (LoC) and called for efforts to encourage normalisation of relations between the two countries and resolution of the Kashmir-issue. “Both...
  • India, Pakistan should start meaningful dialogue: Hurriyat August 9, 2013

    Srinagar: Moderate Hurriyat faction Chief Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday said India and Pakistan should shun the path of confrontation and start a meaningful dialogue for resolution of Kashmir issue. "India and Pakistan governments should shun the path of violence and start meaningful dialogue for resolving Kashmir issue," the Mirwaiz said...