HURRIYAT

  • Truly hope PDP-BJP alliance works in Jammu and Kashmir: Omar Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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...
  • J&K CM Mufti Sayeed credits Pakistan, Hurriyat, terrorists for peaceful polls; BJP in a tight spot 2 days ago

    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...
  • BJP-PDP government will make no difference to the Kashmiris: Syed Ali Shah Geelani February 23, 2015

    Srinagar: While Jammu & Kashmir is slated to have a government by the end of February with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) having finally clinched a deal with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Hurriyat leaders have said there will no difference for the Kashmiris whoever comes to power in the state and...
  • India, Pakistan, cricket & climbdown February 13, 2015

    'You can fool some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time. But you can't fool all of the people all of the time.' India and Pakistan have always had a love-hate relationship. More hate and less love in recent months. India cancelled...
  • Jaitley's remarks contrary to historical facts of Kashmir dispute, far from reality, alleges Hurriyat December 5, 2014

    Srinagar: Questioning Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's statement that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and borders cannot be redrawn, both the factions of Hurriyat Conference said that that his remarks are contrary to political and historical facts of Kashmir dispute and far from reality. Alleging that 'stubbornness' of...
  • 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...
  • Pakistan calls Kashmiri separatists 'freedom fighters' November 6, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday called Kashmiri separatists "freedom fighters", a day after Defence Minister Arun Jaitley asked the country to draw a red line and decide whether it wants to talk to Government or those who want to break India. "Kashmiris (Hurriyat) are not Indian separatists. They are freedom fighters. They...
  • 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,...
  • 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...