HURRIYAT

  • MoS External Affairs Gen VK Singh attends Pakistan National Day reception March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Minister of State for External Affairs Minister VK Singh on Monday attended Pakistan National Day reception at the High Commission in New Delhi amidst the controversy sparked by Pakistani envoy Abdul Basit's comments that India was not against his interactions with Kashmiri separatist leaders. Singh, former Army Chief, attended...
  • There are only two parties, no place for third in resolving Indo-Pak issue: Ministry of External Affairs March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Giving no importance to the invitation extended to separatist leaders for celebration of Pakistan National Day in Delhi, the Ministry of External Affairs claimed that there are only two parties when it comes to a resolution on Indo-Pak issues. "The government of India prefer to speak for itself....
  • Pakistan says India has no problem if separatists attend its National Day; Masarat Alam also invited March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Amidst growing criticism over Pakistan inviting Kashmiri separatist leaders for its National Day on Monday, Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit claimed that the Indian government has no objection to the invites being issued. Playing down the controversy, he said that resolving the Kashmir issue is key to peace....
  • Abdul Basit looking forward to Modi's visit to Pakistan: Hurriyat Chairman March 22, 2015

    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 March 22, 2015

    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...
  • Jammu and Kashmir government ambiguous on West Pakistan refugees issue: Hurriyat March 21, 2015

    Srinagar: Hardline Hurriyat conference led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Saturday accused the Jammu and Kashmir government of taking an ambiguous stand on west Pakistan refugees, saying the state was under no obligation to rehabilitate them. The Hurriyat was reacting to Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's statement that the state...
  • Hurriyat team to attend Pakistan day function in New Delhi March 19, 2015

    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 to initiate dialogue with all stakeholders in state March 18, 2015

    Jammu: The PDP-BJP coalition government will initiate a "meaningful dialogue" with all political groups including the Hurriyat Conference and examine the need for de-notifying "disturbed areas" in Jammu and Kashmir, Governor NN Vohra said on Thursday. Vohra said this in his address to the joint session of the state legislature that...
  • Pakistan High Commission to brief Hurriyat leader on talks with India March 15, 2015

    Srinagar: After Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Pakistan High Commission in Delhi has invited Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq for a briefing on the recent Indo-Pak Foreign Secretary talks. Mirwaiz, in a statement, said he has been invited by Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit to apprise him about the recent meeting...
  • Pursue all 27 cases against Masarat Alam vigorously: Rajnath Singh to J&K government March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday issued advisory to the Jammu Kashmir government on Hurriyat hardliner Masarat Alam and said all 27 cases against the separatist should be pursued vigorously and his bail should also be challenged. Singh has asked the state government to mount surveillance on Alam and...
  • My release was according to law, no deal struck with PDP: Masarat Alam March 11, 2015

    Srinagar: Hurriyat hardliner Masarat Alam on Wednesday clarified that his release was in accordance with the law and no deal was struck with the Peoples Democratic Party in Jammu and Kashmir. Alam said, "There was no deal with the PDP over my release. The government shouldn't take credit, I was released...
  • Shiv Sena hits out at J&K CM Sayeed, says he's standing with terrorists like a father figure March 11, 2015

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Wednesday came out strongly against the Peoples Democratic Party and hit out at Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed saying, 'he is standing with the terrorists like a father figure'. In an editorial in party's mouthpiece Saamana, Sena said, "Supporting terrorists is treason. Mufti...
  • MHA finds gaps in J&K government's report on Masarat Alam's release, seeks clarification: sources March 11, 2015

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs is still dissatisfied with the Jammu and Kashmir government's clarification on the release of Hurriyat hardliner Masarat Alam. The MHA has received second report on the issue but there are still gaps in the sequence of event leading to his release, said sources...
  • J&K: Decision to release Masarat Alam taken during Governor's rule, say PDP sources March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Even as there is no end to row over release of Hurriyat hardliner Masarat Alam, Peoples Democratic Party sources said that the decision to release him was taken during the 49 days of Governor's rule. The Additional Secretary of the Home Ministry had asked the District Magistrate of Jammu...
  • Opposition slams BJP over support to PDP in J&K after Masarat Alam release March 9, 2015

    Parliament on Monday erupted in anger over a separatist's release in Jammu and Kashmir, prompting Prime Minister Narendra Modi to share the "outrage" and denounce the decision amidst his government's assertion that it is willing to make any sacrifice for national integrity. As opposition mounted an onslaught over freeing of...
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  • News 360: SMS, Internet services still blocked in Dimapur; 22 arrested in mob lynching case March 9, 2015

    The situation is slowly returning to normalcy in Dimapur city of Nagaland after the horrific lynching of a rape accused by a mob of thousands on Thursday. Twenty two people have been arrested in connection with the case but the incident has now led to a political tussle between the...
  • Pakistan envoy Abdul Basit meets separatist leader Geelani, invites him for Pakistan Day March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Monday met Pakistan's envoy to India Abdul Basit in New Delhi. The meeting came after Foreign Secretary level meeting between India and Pakistan earlier in March. According to sources, the meeting was called by Pakistan envoy...
  • Modi hits out at J&K CM Sayeed, says Centre not consulted, informed over Masarat Alam's release March 9, 2015

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit out at Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed for keeping the Centre as well as alliance partner in dark over the release of Hurriyat leader Masarat Alam. Modi said, "Jammu and Kashmir government neither consulted nor informed the Centre over release of Masarat...
  • ED to crackdown on Hurriyat leaders, sources says Pakistan funding Shabbir Shah March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate is planning a crackdown on Hurriyat leaders as they are in possession of evidence to show Pakistan funding Shabbir Shah, sources said on Monday. Sources said they will shortly summon Shabbir Shah adding that there are evidence of at least four deliveries made, totaling nearly...
  • Opposition unitedly corners government over Masarat Alam's release, demands answer from PM March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: The opposition parties unitedly cornered the Narendra Modi government in Parliament on the issue of release of Hurriyat hardliner Masarat Alam from Baramulla Jail in Jammu and Kashmir. Even though Union Ministers tried to reach out to the opposition parties by assuring them that Home Minister Rajnath Singh...
  • Lok Sabha discusses Land Acquisition Amendment Bill: As it happened March 9, 2015

    The Narendra Modi government is expected to table the controversial Land Acquisition Amendment Bill in the Lok Sabha on Monday. The opposition parties are expected to corner the government on the issue of release of Hurriyat hardliner Masarat Alam from Baramulla Jail in Jammu and Kashmir. Eight hours have...
  • Home Ministry asks J&K government for report on release of Hurriyat leader Masarat Alam March 8, 2015

    Srinagar: The Home Ministry on Sunday asked Jammu and Kashmir government for a report on the release of top separatist leader Masarat Alam on the orders of Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. Alam, the alleged mastermind of the 2010 stone pelting incidents in which over 100 young men and boys...
  • 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...
  • No regrets on Masarat Alam's detention: Omar after separatist' release March 8, 2015

    Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday night said he had no "regrets" that his government had detained the hardline Kashmiri separatist leader Masarat Alam who was released following the order of Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. "Yes, my government detained Masarat Alam and we kept him...
  • 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...
  • Truly hope PDP-BJP alliance works in Jammu and Kashmir: Omar March 3, 2015

    Just after entering into an alliance to form government in Jammu and Kashmir, the PDP has been embarrassing the BJP. It first thanked Pakistan and Hurriyat for peaceful polls in the state and then called the Afzal Guru hanging a 'travesty of justice', both statements which are against BJP's stand....
  • Seeking PM's response on Mufti Sayeed's remark on J&K polls, Opposition walks out of Lok Sabha March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: In heated scenes witnessed in Lok Sabha, the Opposition lambasted Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed for giving credit to Pakistan, Hurriyat and militants for the smooth conduct of elections in the state. Entering into a damage control mode, the government and the BJP made a...