SEPARATISTS

  • J&K: Separatist Asiya Andrabi booked for unfurling Pakistan flag on its national day in Srinagar 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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? 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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...
  • Russia is providing heavy arms to the separatists in Ukraine: Barack Obama November 16, 2014

    President Barack Obama said that Russia would face isolation if it continues to violate international law. "Russia is providing heavy arms to the separatists in Ukraine," said Obama. ...
  • There is no proposal for an alliance with the BJP yet, says Sajjad Lone November 11, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, former Separatist Sajjad Lone has said that his meeting with Narendra Modi was only to discuss Kashmir development. "There is no proposal for an alliance with the BJP yet. Once elections are over we will look at the question of alliance. I am extremely impressed...
  • Pro-Russian rebels vote for leaders in eastern Ukraine November 3, 2014

    Donetsk: Pro-Russian rebels elected a separatist leadership in eastern Ukraine on Sunday in a vote President Petro Poroshenko called "a farce." Mining electrician-turned-rebel leader Alexander Zakharchenko won over 81 percent of the vote, according to the rebels' exit polls of an election that has worsened a standoff between Russia and the...
  • Modi, Sharif likely to meet at SAARC summit in November: Government sources September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to meet Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at SAARC summit in November, sources said on Tuesday. This comes after Pakistan's National Security and Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz on Sunday admitted that the meeting between Pakistan High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit and...
  • PM talks tough, says Pak made a spectacle of talks by holding meetings with 'secessionist elements' August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi had some tough words for Pakistan on Friday. In an interaction with the Japanese media ahead of his Saturday visit to the country, Modi said that he was "disappointed that Pakistan had sought to make a spectacle of talks" and went ahead...
  • Separatists say will allow "trapped" Ukrainian forces to withdraw August 29, 2014

    Moscow: ProMoscow rebels fighting in Ukraine said on Friday they would comply with a request from the Kremlin and open up a 'humanitarian corridor' to allow the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops they have encircled. It was not clear how the government in Kiev would react to the offer, suggested first by...
  • Russia responsible for violence in eastern Ukraine: Obama August 29, 2014

    Washington: Blaming Russia for the escalating violence in eastern Ukraine, US president Barack Obama has said that Moscow was deliberately and repeatedly violating the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. "If there was ever any doubt, that Russia is responsible for the violence in eastern Ukraine. The violence is encouraged by...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on India Pakistan relations August 24, 2014

    On this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha comments on India Pakistan relations. With India demanding unequivocal apology from Pakistan, the news channels seem to be most affected by the tiff. ...
  • India talks tough, tells Pakistan there are only two stakeholders on Jammu and Kashmir August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Just hours after the Pakistan High Commissioner, Abdul Basit, defended his meeting with the Kashmiri separatists, India hit back saying there were only two stakeholders on Jammu and Kashmir India and Pakistan, asking the neighbouring country to respect past accords on truce. "After 1972 and the signing of...
  • Separatists continue meetings with Pakistan envoy, say Modi shouldn't have called off talks August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: It is back to square one for India and Pakistan over the Kashmir issue. If it comes down to a contest of wills, neither India nor Pakistan is blinking yet. Pakistan's High Commissioner Abdul Basit continued to meet Kashmiri separatist leaders despite the Narendra Modi government's opposition and cancellation...
  • US in touch with India, Pakistan over resumption of talks August 20, 2014

    Washington: The US, through its embassies in New Delhi and Islamabad, is engaging with the Indian and Pakistani governments on bilateral talks, which the Narendra Modi Government called off while objecting to Pakistan consulting Kashmiri separatists ahead of the meeting. "We are engaging with the governments of both India and Pakistan...
  • Despite cancellation of talks, Pak High Commissioner meets J&K separatists August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Unfazed by India's decision to call off Foreign Secretarylevel talks, Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit on Tuesday went ahead with his talks with moderate and hardline Kashmiri separatist leaders including Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Syed Ali Shah Geelani. After their meetings with the envoy, the separatist leaders attacked Prime...
  • US expresses regret over India calling off talks with Pak, separatists say Modi must reconsider stand August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The United States has expressed regret over India calling off Foreign Secretarylevel talks with Pakistan. "It is unfortunate that planned talks between India and Pakistan have been cancelled. Irrespective of why either side says the talks were canceled, what matters now is that both sides take steps to...
  • Pakistan says India's decision to call off talks a setback, to continue talks with Kashmiri separatists August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: India has called off Foreign Secretarylevel talks with Pakistan, slated for next week, after Pakistani High Commissioner Abdul Basit reached out to Kashmiri separatist leaders in Delhi. The Pakistan High Commissioner will meet separatist Syed Shah Geelani on Tuesday. Pakistan has called the Narendra Modi government's decision a...