Separatists

  • J&K: Separatists calls strike in Srinagar, normal life affected 21-01-2014 02:04 PM

    A complete shutdown called by separatists affected life in Srinagar's city centre Lal Chowk and adjoining areas on Tuesday. Shops and other business establishments remained closed in Lal Chowk, Maisuma, Gaw Kadal, Hari Singh High Street and Maharaja Bazar areas of Srinagar following a shutdown called by the separatists to...
  • Pakistan PM advisor's meet with separatists a diplomatic blunder: BJP 10-11-2013 03:50 PM

    New Delhi: A meeting between Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's adviser Sartaj Aziz and Kashmiri separatists in Delhi on Sunday has raked up a controversy. The BJP has come out in the open against the meeting and said that the says the government should stop Aziz from meeting the Kashmiri...
  • Separatist leader Geelani calls Army run schools anti-Kashmir 09-11-2013 03:10 PM

    Srinagar: Released after several months of home arrest, veteran separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani is holding public rallies and advocating poll boycott of next year's general and assembly elections. During a rally in Kupwara he lashed out the Army-run Sadbhavana project and the Goodwill school on Friday. Geelani said...
  • Boycott 2014 Lok Sabha polls: Geelani to Kashmiris 02-11-2013 07:28 AM

    Srinagar: Hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani on Friday called for a boycott of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls that will be followed by the Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections. Geelani was addressing a gathering after Friday prayers in north Kashmir's Sopore town, 54 km from summer capital Srinagar. He...
  • J&K: Separatist's call for shutdown, normal life affected 27-10-2013 12:49 PM

    Life was affected in Srinagar and in other parts of the Kashmir Valley on Sunday due to a shutdown called by many separatist groups against the landing of the Indian army in Jammu and Kashmir this day in 1947. Although government offices, educational institutions, banks, post offices and businesses remained...
  • Islamabad: Man linked to Kashmiri separatist leader arrested on 'terror charges' 10-09-2013 03:46 PM

    In the first incident of its kind, a man from Jammu and Kashmir has been arrested by police in the Pakistani capital on terrorism-related charges, according to a media report on Tuesday. Mohammad Shoaib, a relative of senior Kashmiri separatist leader Aasiya Andrabi, was detained when police raided a house...
  • The mountains echo of Zubin's music, but where are the Kashmiris?

    Lost in 'Trance'lation |  Abid Soffi
    There are various aspects of the much-hyped and talked-about world renowned music conductor Zubin Mehta's concert in Kashmir. People who oppose it talk about its...

  • Zubin Mehta undeterred, set for his music concert in Kashmir today 07-09-2013 07:50 AM

    Srinagar: World renowned music conductor Zubin Mehta is set to take the stage on Kashmir on Saturday with his Ehsaas-e-Kashmir concert. It will broadcast live in fifty countries and 1,500 people are likely to attend it. But there has been a lot of politics over it with separatist groups demanding...
  • Is Zubin Mehta's Kashmir concert just music or 'politics'? 06-09-2013 11:50 PM

    Just a day before his peace concert in Kashmir, acclaimed music conductor Zubin Mehta was awarded the prestigious Tagore Award for cultural harmony by President Pranab Mukherjee. Separatists have been opposing Mehta's concert in the valley. However, Mehta played down the protests over his concert and said that music is...
  • Zubin Mehta honoured with Tagore Award ahead of Kashmir concert 06-09-2013 10:01 PM

    "I didnt choose Kashmir, Kashmir chose me," said an emotional Zubin Mehta who landed in his chosen concert venue of Srinagar amidst controversy. Mehta's Ehsaas e Kashmir concert on Saturday is expected to be attended by celebrities from around the country but many Kashmiris won't be there. In the past...
  • Srinagar: Preparations for Zubin Mehta's concert on despite opposition from separatists 31-08-2013 02:41 PM

    The much-talked-about Zubin Mehta concert in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, scheduled for Sep 7 is on course, despite opposition from separatist politicians, officials said. The 90-minute concert would be telecast live in over 50 countries. Zubin Mehta is scheduled to arrive in a special plane along...
  • FTP: Do Kashmiris support the separatist opposition to Zubin Mehta's concert? 28-08-2013 11:54 PM

    The separatists in Jammu and Kashmir have opposed the musical maestro Zubin Mehta's 'Ehasas-e-Kashmir' concert to be held in Srinagar on September 7 calling it inappropriate at a time when the region is under turmoil. ...
  • Why should not Zubin Mehta be allowed to perform? 27-08-2013 11:45 PM

    Separatists in Jammu and Kashmir have been opposing musical maestro Zubin Mehta's 'Ehasas-e-Kashmir' concert to be held on September 7 saying the timing is inappropriate as the region is under turmoil. ...
  • J&K: Separatists oppose Zubin's concert, say it's inappropriate, wasteful 27-08-2013 10:42 PM

    Srinagar: Separatists in Jammu and Kashmir have been opposing musical maestro Zubin Mehta's 'Ehasas-e-Kashmir' concert to be held on September 7 saying the timing is inappropriate as the region is under turmoil. At Kashmir's legendary Shalimar Gardens - the stage is being set - for renowned International conductor Zubin Mehta...
  • Srinagar: Separatists oppose Zubin Mehta's 'Ehasas-e-Kashmir' concert 27-08-2013 07:04 AM

    Srinagar: The separatists in Jammu and Kashmir have opposed the musical maestro Zubin Mehta's 'Ehasas-e-Kashmir' concert to be held in Srinagar on September 7 calling it inappropriate at a time when the region is under turmoil. The controversy has crept in even as prepreparation is going on for the concert....
  • Separatists call for shutdown in Kashmir, normal life hit 17-08-2013 12:38 PM

    Normal life in this Jammu and Kashmir summer capital and other major towns of the valley was partially affected on Saturday due to a shutdown called by separatists. Shops and other businesses and educational institutions were closed, but both public and private transport moved on several roads despite the shutdown....
  • Curfew continues in 8 Jammu districts, 11 including separatist leader arrested 13-08-2013 10:36 AM

    Curfew continued in eight districts of Jammu region on Tuesday even as the annual Amarnath Yatra resumed after three days, officials said. Eleven people have been arrested in connection with the communal clashes in Kishtwar. The Amarnath Yatra had remained suspended for the last three days. "The Amarnath Yatra resumed...
  • Three guerrillas, policeman killed in Kashmir gunfight 02-07-2013 01:52 AM

    Srinagar: A Jammu and Kashmir Police constable and three separatist guerrillas were killed in a day-long gunfight between security forces and the militants in Pulwama district on Monday, a defence official said. The gun battle in Madoora village of the south Kasmir district ended in the evening after security forces...
  • Fai claims to have met Indian cabinet ministers 12-12-2011 10:38 AM

    Washington: US-based Kashmiri separatist Ghulam Nabi Fai has claimed that he met several Indian ministers on a regular basis during last two decades of his activities in Washington and had 'a channel of communication' opened with the Indian embassy. 62-year-old Fai, who last week in a US court pleaded guilty...
  • 'Separatists disengaged with govt during talks' 04-09-2011 08:29 AM

    Srinagar: Moderate separatist leaders admitted to the US Embassy officials in Delhi that they had entered "quiet dialogue" with the Centre but disengaged following attack on their colleague Fazal Haq Qureshi which was intended as a clear message about "perils" of engagement. "Mirwaiz Omar Farooq, Professor Abdul Ghani Bhat, Bilal...
  • Activist Gautam Navlakha detained in Srinagar 28-05-2011 06:06 PM

    Srinagar: Noted Civil Rights Activist Gautam Navlakha was detained in the Srinagar airport on his arrival on Saturday. He was not allowed to enter the city and was served an order under section 144 of Cr PC and was told to leave for New Delhi by Sunday. "He has been...
  • Time for a political roadmap on Kashmir?

    FOOTLOOSE |  Pawan Bali
    Every time the Prime Minister visits Jammu and Kashmir, some things are inevitable. For instance, traffic jams or no traffic at all; speculations, expectations and...

  • Separatists' response negative: J&K interlocutors 26-02-2011 12:48 PM

    Srinagar: The Centre's interlocutors for Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday said they will submit their report to the Government on the Kashmir issue irrespective of whether separatists give their opinion or not. "If we do not get inputs from the separatists, we will go ahead and submit the report (to...
  • Interlocutors invite Kashmir separatists 11-02-2011 11:52 AM

    Jammu: The three interlocutors for Jammu and Kashmir have for the first time sent formal invitation letters to four separatist leaders, urging them to sit across the table for talks. Dileep Padgaonkar, one of the three interlocutors, was quoted as saying in newspaper 'Greater Kashmir' that invites had been dispatched...
  • Hawala racket busted in Jammu and Kashmir 23-01-2011 06:08 PM

    New Delhi: In a joint operation by Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir police, a Hawala racket has been busted in Jammu and Kashmir. A close aide of Hurriyat hardliner Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Ghulam Mohammed Bhat has been arrested for his alleged involvement in the hawala racket. Two other associates...
  • BJP to hoist tricolour at Lal Chowk on R-Day 18-01-2011 09:59 AM

    Jammu: As the BJP Youth Morcha goes ahead with flag hoisting plans in Kashmir, the party says they are expecting approximately 50,000 people, a number, which the state security agencies are gearing up to counter. The army says they can step in if required. The BJP flagged off the Ekta...
  • Stone-pelting separatist arrested in J&K 19-10-2010 09:49 PM

    Srinagar: The Jammu & Kashmir police have arrested Masrat Alam who is believed to have spearheaded the stone pelting protests in Kashmir. Alam has been working underground for the past four months and is considered close to hardline leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani. A video released by Massarat Alam last...