HURRIYAT

  • Protesters burn Indian flag in PoK against crackdown on separatists 6 days ago

    Muzaffarabad: Hundreds of people in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir burnt India's flag on Sunday in protest against crackdown on separatists in the Indian side of the region. Protesters rallied under the banner of "Pasban-e-Hurriyat" (Protectors of Freedom) in Muzaffarabad, the capital of PoK. Many children also took part, displaying placards reading: "Go India Go...
  • Kashmiri separatist Masarat Alam remanded to 7-day police custody April 18, 2015

    Srinagar: A court in Jammu and Kashmir has ordered seven day police remand for Kashmiri separatist Masarat Alam. Alam was arrested on Friday amid mounting outrage over raising of pro-Pakistan slogans and flags at a rally attended by him on Wednesday. The 45-year-old hardliner was arrested from his home in Habbakadal...
  • Clashes in Srinagar over separatist Masarat Alam's arrest, police use tear gas to disperse crowd April 17, 2015

    Srinagar: Clashes have erupted in Srinagar after Kashmiri separatist leader Masarat Alam was arrested on Friday. Jammu and Kashmir Police had to resort to lathicharge and tear gas shelling to disperse the mob. Protests are being led by Hurriyat Conference leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in Nowhatta in Srinagar. Protestors are...
  • BJP welcomes Kashmiri separatist Masarat Alam's arrest, says won't compromise on national security April 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday welcomed the arrest of Kashmiri separatist leader and All India Hurriyat Conference hardliner Masarat Alam after the Jammu and Kashmir government bowed to Centre's pressure. Alam has been arrested under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act after he waved Pakistan flags to greet...
  • Kashmiri separatists are not Pakistanis, they are Indians, says PDP on Masarat Alam arrest April 17, 2015

    Srinagar: Rubbishing allegations that the Jammu and Kashmir government arrested separatist leader Masarat Alam following the Centre's pressure, Peoples Democratic Party spokesperson Waheed Para called the police action a procedural decision. "The action has not been taken due to any pressure. The government has acted as per the procedure. There...
  • Kashmiri separatist leader Masarat Alam arrested for waving Pakistani flag in Srinagar April 17, 2015

    Srinagar: A day after he was placed under house arrest, separatist leader and Hurriyat hardliner Masarat Alam has been arrested for raising pro-Pakistani slogans and waving Pakistani flag in Srinagar. Despite the arrest, Alam remained defiant and said that the scheduled rally in Tral against the death of a youth in...
  • Hurriyat attacks Omar Abdullah for proposing to convert LoC into border April 16, 2015

    Srinagar: Moderate Hurriyat Conference on Thursday hit out at National Conference leader Omar Abdullah for advocating conversion of Line of Control between India and Pakistan into a permanent border, saying he was running away from the historical and geographical reality of the issue. "Omar's statement on conversion of LoC into international...
  • Hurriyat did not wave Pakistani flag, some boys did it: Kashmiri separatist Masarat Alam April 16, 2015

    Jammu: A day after Pakistani flags were waved by separatist leader Masarat Alam and his supporters at a rally in Jammu and Kashmir, he clarified that there was nothing new in it. "Hurriyat did not wave Pakistani flag but some boys did it. This is nothing new, it has happened...
  • After rally, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Masarat Alam booked under UAPA April 15, 2015

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday filed a case under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act against hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and separatist leader Masarat Alam Bhat for allegedly raising anti-national slogans during a rally in Srinagar. The cases were registered against Geelani, Bhat and Peer Saifullah under...
  • BJP MLAs protest against providing security to Hurriyat leaders in J&K Assembly April 7, 2015

    Srinagar: High drama was witnessed in Jammu and Kashmir Assembly as the Bharatiya Janata Party members on Tuesday protested over providing security to Hurriyat leaders and the government's move to review the Armed Forces Special Powers Act. The protest took place a day after the state was rocked by three separate...
  • 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...