HURRIYAT

  • BJP delaying relief to flood-hit J&K for electoral gain, says Geelani 3 days ago

    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,...
  • Meeting of Pakistan High Commission with Hurriyat leaders was ill-timed: Sartaj Aziz September 28, 2014

    New York: Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke at the UNGA and said that India is ready for talks with Pakistan, but not under the shadow of terror, Pakistan's National Security and Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz said that they regretted the meeting with Hurriyat leaders. "In this case perhaps,...
  • 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...
  • Pakistan spoiled bilateral talks by talking to Hurriyat: Sushma Swaraj September 26, 2014

    New York: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday said that Pakistan "spoiled the talks" by talking to Hurriyat leaders just ahead of the foreign secretaries of the two nations were scheduled to meet in Islamabad last month. "New (Narendra Modi) government has given a new signal. So they (Pakistan) spoiled...
  • Pak says no meeting between Sharif, Modi in US until Indian government initiate talks September 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is all set to address the United Nations General Assembly on Friday. Sharif is expected to rake up the issue of Kashmir in his address but he will not meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit. Islamabad has said that any effort...
  • India over reacted on Hurriyat leader meeting our High Commissioner: Pakistan September 25, 2014

    Islamabad: Passing the buck on India, Pakistan's National Security and Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz on Thursday said that India over reacted on the issue of Hurriyat leader meeting Pakistan High Commissioner which led to cancellation of talks between the two neighbouring countries. Aziz said that it was India that cancelled...
  • 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...
  • Choose between government and separatists: Jaitley to Pakistan August 24, 2014

    Kolkata: In a stern message to Pakistan, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said it was for the neighbouring country to decide whether it wants to talk to the Indian government or the separatists. "After coming to power, we took a decision to call all our neighbours to the swearingin ceremony....
  • '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. ...
  • No shortcuts to diplomatic processes, Congress tells NDA government August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Monday reminded the Narendra Modi government that there are "no shortcuts to diplomatic processes" as India called off the Foreign Secretarylevel talks with Pakistan next week. "The BJPled government has learnt it the hard way that there are no shortcuts to diplomatic processes particularly those having a...
  • Parties condemn Pakistan envoy meeting with J&K separatists, question Centre's diplomatic plan August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Political parties condemned the meeting between Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit and the separatist leaders from Kashmir on Monday just ahead of the Foreign Secretary level talks between India and Pakistan. The Congress criticised the Narendra Modi government saying it showed that the Centre has no diplomatic plan...
  • Hurriyat welcomes announcement on IndoPak Foreign Secretary talks July 25, 2014

    Welcoming the proposed foreign secretarylevel 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 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...