Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

  • NDA government did more on Kashmir issue than UPA: Hurriyat Conference 14-03-2014 10:18 AM

    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 09-08-2013 06:19 PM

    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...
  • 'Dialogue on Kashmir should be result oriented' 01-01-2012 04:10 PM

    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...
  • Bhushan attack: Alternate views unacceptable? 12-10-2011 09:19 PM

    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 03-09-2011 09:21 PM

    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...
  • Hurriyat rebel axed for meeting interlocutors 21-04-2011 07:43 AM

    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 anti-India speech 25-11-2010 12:39 PM

    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 anti-India 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 20-09-2010 02:40 PM

    NEW DELHI:A two-day 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 all-party...
  • Curfew clamped in Valley, FIR against Mirwaiz 12-09-2010 10:03 AM

    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...
  • Hurriyat asks Kashmir to boycott polls 23-04-2009 07:27 PM

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  • Hurriyat HQ attacked in Srinagar 01-02-2007 02:10 PM

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