Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

  • Hurriyat welcomes Sharif's move to raise Kashmir issue at UNGA 4 days ago

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Kashmiri separatist leaders under house arrest August 20, 2012

    Srinagar: Authorities on Monday placed all senior Kashmiri separatist leaders under house arrest to maintain law and order during the congregational Eid prayers in Srinagar. "These measures have been taken to ensure that nobody disturbs peace and tranquility in the city on the occasion of EidulFitr," a police official said. Those placed...
  • Mirwaiz demands ban on Israeli tourists in Kashmir July 7, 2012

    Srinagar: Days after a dress code controversy in Kashmir, separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has now demanded a ban on Israeli tourists in the valley. Calling Israel the biggest enemy of Islam, the Mirwaiz raised an objection to the tourism department's road shows in Israel promoting tourism. Kashmir has had five...
  • 'Dialogue on Kashmir should be result oriented' January 1, 2012

    Srinagar: Some separatist groups on Sunday said they are not against talks with the Centre for resolution of the Kashmir issue but maintained that the government needs to take certain steps before resumption of the dialogue process. Moderate Hurriyat Conference Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said his faction was not against dialogue...
  • Bhushan attack: Alternate views unacceptable? October 12, 2011

    New Delhi: In the backdrop of the shocking attack on senior lawyer and Team Anna member Prashant Bhushan, the question that arises is whether this is another example of how our society is getting even more intolerant. Many attempts have been made in the past to muzzle free speech. On...
  • US maintained no contact with Geelani: Wikileaks September 3, 2011

    New Delhi: The US embassy officials in New Delhi referred to top moderate separatist leaders including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq as "four musketeers" as Washington maintained "no contact" with hardliner Syed Ali Shah Geelani since 2001 for his ties with "terrorist groups". Apart from Mirwaiz, former amalgam chairmen Abdul Gani Bhat and...
  • Hurriyat rebel axed for meeting interlocutors April 21, 2011

    Srinagar: The Centre's three interlocutors made their first contact with the moderate Hurriyat Conference in Jammu & Kashmir. The trio met the conglomerate's former chairman and Shia heavyweight Maulana Abbas Ansari. But whether or not Ansari had the endorsement of the current chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, he did take up...
  • Mirwaiz attacked for making antiIndia speech May 19, 2011

    Chandigarh: J&K separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was heckled and roughed up at a Jammu & Kashmir seminar in Chandigrah on Thursday after he reportedly gave an antiIndia speech. A group of Kashmiri pandits and Vishwa Hindu Parishad(VHP) supporters, who were part of the audience, were allegedly behind the fracas....
  • Kashmir's future secure with India: Chidambaram September 20, 2010

    NEW DELHI:A twoday visit to Jammu and Kashmir by members of all major political parties to assess the ground situation began on Monday as Home Minister P Chidambaram assured the people of the state their honour, dignity and future are secure as part of India. The visit by the allparty team,...
  • Full political package needed in Valley: Mirwaiz September 12, 2010

    An FIR was registered against moderate separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq for inciting violence on Sunday. ...
  • Curfew clamped in Valley, FIR against Mirwaiz September 12, 2010

    Srinagar: Authorities imposed an indefinite curfew in Srinagar and other Jammu and Kashmir towns on Sunday, a day after the city saw widespread violent protests following Eid prayers. An FIR was registered against moderate separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq for inciting violence, officials said. A senior police official said imposition of...
  • Geelani rejects talks offer, Mirwaiz silent August 7, 2010

    Srinagar: The offer of "quiet dialogue" by union Home Minister P Chidambaram has not gone down too well with separatist leaders in Jammu and Kashmir with hardline leader Syed Ali Geelani rejecting it saying it was an attempt to "discredit him" as he had not softened his stand. The proazadi Jammu...
  • Parts of Kashmir under Chinese rule: Hurriyat leader November 21, 2009

    Srinagar: Scheduled to visit China, Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday stoked further controversy saying Beijing has a "stake" in regional peace as certain parts of Kashmir are under its control. "China is a global power and has huge influence in the region and as such China also has a...
  • Hurriyat chief Mirwaiz Umar Farooq invited to China November 20, 2009

    New Delhi: India may have rejected United States of America President Barack Obama's offer to China to be the supercop in IndiaPakistan matters but sources say Hurriyat Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq is going to China to give them his perspective on Kashmir. "Yes, I will visit China soon. I have been...
  • Kashmir separatists hold talks with Chidambaram: report November 18, 2009

    New Delhi: Kashmir's separatist alliance leaders held secret talks with Home Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram in a sign of efforts to resume peace talks to end a decadesold insurgency, a report said on Tuesday. The All Parties Hurriyat (Freedom) Conference leader, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, held talks with the Home Minister in New...
  • Hurriyat asks Kashmir to boycott polls April 23, 2009

    Srinagar: Reversing its earlier stand of "noninterference in elections", the separatist Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Thursday asked people in Jammu and Kashmir to stay away from the Lok Sabha polls. The Hurriyat boycott comes months after people in the troubled state rejected the separatists' call not to...
  • Mirwaiz's USborn wife can stay in India: HC October 18, 2008

    New Delhi: Sheeba Masoodi, wife of Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, might not have to leave India after all. The Jamm and Kashmir High Court has stayed a deportation notice issued to her on October 4 asking her to leave India within 10 days or face legal proceedings. Masoodi, who...
  • Confrontation ahead, peace a distant dream in Jammu August 25, 2008

    Srinagar: People in both Jammu and Kashmir defied the curfew imposed by the authorities. However, despite curfew, clashes in Srinagar claimed one more life and left more than 50 injured. In Srinagar, security forces opened fire on protestors gathered in the Dal Gate area. There were clashes in Budgam and Kupwara...
  • Violence continues in Kashmir, Abdullah calls for peace August 14, 2008

    Jammu: After two days of violence the region began to become peaceful on Wednesday. Curfew was relaxed and relieved residents stepped out to quickly stock essentials. But the peace did not last long. Protests hit the streets of Kashmir for a third consecutive day and authorities could do nothing but...
  • Militants hurl grenade at Hurriyat office June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: The office of the Hurriyat Conference at Rajbagh, Jammu and Kashmir, was attacked on Wednesday night ahead of return of its Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq from his Pakistan visit. A grenade was lobbed inside the office compound where it exploded, though no one was hurt in the...
  • Hurriyat HQ attacked in Srinagar June 18, 2007

    Srinagar: There was a grenade attack on the Hurriyat headquarters at Rajbagh in Srinagar on Wednesday night. The incident is of significance as it comes just before Chairman of the Hurriyat Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and his senior party colleagues Abdul Ghani Bhatta and Bilal Lone, who had accompanied him Pakistan,...