SEPARATISTS

  • Anti-India activities will not be tolerated in India: Rajnath Singh 10 hours 6 minutes ago

    Chandauli: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that any kind of anti-India activities will not be tolerated on the country's soil. He said this while addressing Kisan Mahapanchayat in his home district in Chandauli, his first visit to the place after taking over as the Union Home Minister. "I congratulate...
  • Pakistan condemns arrest of separatist leaders in Kashmir 13 hours 7 minutes ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Sunday condemned the use of force by security forces against protesters in Kashmir and said the arrest of separatist leaders in the Valley is a matter of concern. "Pakistan is deeply concerned at the increase in systematic human rights violations in Kashmir. We condemn the brutal use of...
  • Kashmir remains tense after youth's death in clashes between protesters, police 18 hours 31 minutes ago

    Srinagar: The Kashmir valley on Sunday continues to be tense after the death of a teenager in clashes between protesters and police in Narbal on the outskirts of Srinagar. Two police officers have been arrested and the government has ordered a magisterial probe into the firing at a mob protesting...
  • Heavy security across Kashmir as Syed Ali Geelani calls for bandh against Alam's arrest Yesterday

    Srinagar: Hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani's call for bandh in Kashmir valley on Saturday to protest the arrest of separatist leader Masarat Alam has led to heightened security across the region. Geelani made the bandh call soon after a Jammu and Kashmir court sent Kashmiri separatist Alam to seven...
  • Is the PDP government serious in dealing with separatists? 2 days ago

    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. ...
  • News 360: Minor girl recounts her horrifying story of alleged sexual exploitation by Naxals 2 days ago

    A 13-year-old girl, who was a Maoist child soldier, from Jharkhand has revealed the alleged horrors she and other minor girls suffered at the hands of the ultras. An exclusive interrogation video exposes how Maoists use women and children as human shields. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay 2 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • BJP welcomes Kashmiri separatist Masarat Alam's arrest, says won't compromise on national security 2 days ago

    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...
  • Centre, state governments leveraging separatists in Jammu and Kashmir: VHP 3 days ago

    Jammu: The VHP on Thursday alleged that the Central and Jammu and Kashmir governments were giving a complete leverage to separatists and demanded that the valley should be handed over to the Army. "Both the state and central governments are giving a complete leverage to anti-national and separatists for declaring sedation...
  • J&K Police registers case against Masarat Alam for waving Pakistani flag to greet Geelani in Srinagar 4 days ago

    Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Police has registered a case against separatist leader Masarat Alam under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for waving Pakistani flag to greet All India Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani on his arrival in Srinagar from Delhi. Separatist leader Masarat Alam who was recently...
  • Kashmiri separatist leader Masarat Alam waves Pakistani flag to greet Syed Ali Geelani in Srinagar 4 days ago

    Srinagar: Tension prevailed in Jammu and Kashmir summer capital Srinagar after a large group of separatists waved Pakistani flags to greet All India Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani on his arrival in Srinagar from Delhi. Separatist leader Masarat Alam who was recently released was also present while several...
  • J&K: Separatists protest against separate township for Kashmiri Pandits April 11, 2015

    Srinagar: Normal life was affected in Kashmir on Saturday due to a strike called by separatist groups to protest against the proposed setting up of an exclusive township for the migrant minority community in the Valley. Shops, business establishments, educational institutions and petrol pumps in Srinagar remained shut, while government offices...
  • JKLF calls for bandh to protest against separate township for Kashmiri Pandits April 11, 2015

    Srinagar: Activists of separatist Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) has called for a Kashmir bandh on Saturday over the issue of a separate township for Kashmiri Pandits in the valley. The call is supported by other separatists like SAS Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said, "No Kashmiri,...
  • No separate colonies for Kashmiri Pandits, separatists remain unconvinced April 10, 2015

    The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday said there will be no separate colonies for Kashmiri pandits or any other community. But the separatists are not convinced. JKLF chairman Yasin Malik said, "In the first place, what is the need for a composite colony. We will continue with our programme....
  • J&K: Separatist Asiya Andrabi booked for unfurling Pakistan flag on its national day in Srinagar March 25, 2015

    Srinagar: An FIR has been registered against Jammu and Kashmir separatist leader Asiya Andrabi for unfurling Pakistan flag on its national day in Srinagar. Asiya has been booked under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act. "A case has been registered against Andrabi at Nowhatta Police station under Section 13 of Unlawful Activities...
  • Pakistan plays separatist card, India underlines concerns on contentious issues March 24, 2015

    Invited to celebrate Pakistan's National day, Kashmiri separatists landed up at Pakistan's high commission in New Delhi. PM Narendra Modi congratulated Pakistan but in the same breath reiterated India's red lines. India is making it clear that Pakistan can invite whoever they want for a party but Kashmir issue...
  • After attending Pakistan Day celebrations, MoS External Affairs VK Singh tweets on Duty, Disgust March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: After attending Pakistan Day celebrations at Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi, Minister of States for External Affairs Gen VK Singh on Monday night expressed his feelings in a series of tweets with #Duty and #Disgust as hash tags. Singh on Monday night said he was asked by the...
  • PM Modi advocates talks with Pakistan: Is dialogue the only way out? March 23, 2015

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted his counterpart Nawaz Sharif on Pakistan National Day. He told Sharif that all outstanding issues between the two neighbours can be resolved through bilateral talks in a terror free atmosphere. ...
  • Shiv Sena protests against Pakistan's invite to separatists on its National Day celebrations March 23, 2015

    Mumbai: The Centre has come under fire from all quarters over the Pakistan High Commissioner's invite to separatists. Bharatiya Janata Party ally Shiv Sena also carried out a protest in Delhi and urged the Centre to act on the matter. Sena leader Sanjay Raut said, "Pakistan envoy's invite to separatists...
  • Not attending Pak National day celebration due to prior commitments: Masarat Alam March 23, 2015

    Pakistan has invited seven separatist leaders from Jammu and Kashmir to attend the celebrations at the Pakistan High Commission. However, Pakistan envoy to India Abdul Basit has played down the controversy saying that the Indian government has no objection to the invite being issued. ...
  • Modi greets Sharif on Pakistan National Day, says issues can be resolved through talks March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted his counterpart Nawaz Sharif on Pakistan National Day. He told Sharif that all outstanding issues between the two neighbours can be resolved through bilateral talks in a terror free atmosphere. Modi tweeted, "It is my firm conviction that all outstanding issues...
  • 7 J&K separatist leaders to attend Pakistan National Day celebrations at High Commission March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: As Pakistan will celebrate its National Day on Monday, a seven-member delegation of Jammu and Kashmir separatist leaders are in the national capital to attend the celebrations at its High Commission. The delegation will also hold talks with Pakistani officials. Home Minister Rajnath Singh has maintained that the...
  • Opposition targets government over reports to release 800 more separatists March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Opposition parties on Tuesday sought to corner the government over reports that the Jammu and Kashmir government was planning to release 800 more separatists and sought to know if the state's Governor has mentioned this in his report to the Centre. After Naresh Agarwal...
  • Kashmiris join insurgency against India at highest rate in two decades February 25, 2015

    Srinagar: Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir is increasingly dependent on homegrown, educated fighters with the highest number of local youth joining in two decades, according to Indian army data seen on Tuesday. The trend represents a new threat in the region where Muslim separatists have been fighting Indian forces since 1989. At...
  • J&K: Security clampdown on second anniversary of Afzal Guru's hanging February 9, 2015

    Srinagar: Several separatists leaders were detained or put under house arrest and prohibitory orders clamped in the city in the wake of protests called by them on the second anniversary of execution of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru on Monday. Curfew-like restrictions were imposed in Safakadal, Maharaj Gunj, Khanyar,...
  • Deadly clashes rage in east Ukraine after peace talks fail February 2, 2015

    Kiev: Fighting raged in eastern Ukraine on Sunday as pro-Russian separatists used artillery fire to try to dislodge government forces from a strategic rail hub after peace talks collapsed. Hopes of easing the situation evaporated on Saturday with Ukraine's representative and separatist envoys accusing each other of sabotaging negotiations. "Fighting continues across...
  • Separatists, Hizbul exert pressure on PDP against going with BJP in Jammu and Kashmir January 8, 2015

    Srinagar: Even though the People's Democratic Party is the single largest in the 87-member Jammu and Kashmir Assembly, yet it is no where near forming the next government in the state. With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) winning 25 seats to emerge as the second largest party in the state...
  • J&K government formation: PDP, Separatist leader meeting likely to spark row January 2, 2015

    Srinagar: The People's Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday got embroiled in row after party patriarch Mufti Mohammad Sayeed met separatist leader Abdul Gani Bhat. The meeting between the two leaders is likely to invite criticism from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as PDP is in talks with it for a...
  • 71% voting in the second phase of J&K elections but slight dip in the valley December 2, 2014

    Srinagar: Just like the first phase, voters on December 2 came out in large numbers ignoring the boycott call given by separatist leaders and cold weather conditions to exercise their franchise in 18 constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir. Several seats recorded a remarkable voter turnout, continuing the positive trend set...
  • No formal Modi-Sharif meeting in Nepal but India doesn't rule out informal talks between the PMs November 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif are unlikely to have a formal meeting during his visit to Kathmandu in Nepal. However, according to sources, an informal meeting can be held between the two ministers at the sidelines of the SAARC summit. The Indian government has...