Separatists

  • Russia contributing to instability in Ukraine, US alleges 6 days ago

    Washington: Noting that in the last several months Russia has not used its influence to encourage the separatists to abide by a ceasefire in Ukraine, the US on Monday alleged that Moscow in fact is taking steps that could be actually contributing to the instability in the region. "In the last...
  • Russia-backed separatists shot down MH17 plane: Barack Obama July 18, 2014

    Washington: The United States began building a case on Friday that would pin the blame for the downing of the passenger jet over Ukraine on separatist forces supported by Russia, a disaster that could dramatically escalate the crisis in Ukraine. President Barack Obama said evidence so far indicates that Malaysia Airlines...
  • Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent separatist rally June 20, 2014

    Srinagar: Normal life was affected today due to restrictions in some parts of this Jammu and Kashmir summer capital and a spontaneous shutdown in other parts of the city amid separatist plans to hold a rally here. Restrictions were imposed in Rainawari, Khanyar, Nowhatta, M.R. Gunj and Safa Kadal areas here...
  • Hardline separatist leader Masarrat Alam rearrested June 14, 2014

    Srinagar: Hardline separatist leader Masarrat Alam, who spearheaded the 2010 summer agitation in Kashmir, was on Saturday rearrested after he was released on bail by a local court. Alam was granted bail by Executive Magistrate Srinagar during a hearing of his preventive detention case, officials said. The separatist leader managed...
  • Rebels shoot down Ukrainian military plane, 49 killed June 14, 2014

    Kiev: Pro-Russian separatists shot down an Ukrainian army transport plane with an anti-aircraft missile as it came in to land early on Saturday in the eastern city of Luhansk, killing all 49 military personnel on board. The toll is the highest suffered by government forces in a single incident since they...
  • Mirwaiz downplays Geelani's claim of meeting emissaries sent by Modi April 19, 2014

    A major rift within Kashmiri separatists after hardliner Syed Ali Shah Geelani claimed that BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi sent emissaries to discuss a possible resolution to Kashmir. The BJP rubbished the claims but the stronger protest came from other separatists who lashed out at Geelani, calling him a...
  • J&K: Separatists calls strike in Srinagar, normal life affected January 22, 2014

    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 protest...
  • Pakistan PM advisor's meet with separatists a diplomatic blunder: BJP November 10, 2013

    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 November 9, 2013

    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 November 2, 2013

    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 said solutions...
  • J&K: Separatist's call for shutdown, normal life affected October 27, 2013

    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 closed...
  • Islamabad: Man linked to Kashmiri separatist leader arrested on 'terror charges' September 10, 2013

    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 in...
  • Zubin Mehta undeterred, set for his music concert in Kashmir today September 7, 2013

    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 scrapping...
  • Is Zubin Mehta's Kashmir concert just music or 'politics'? September 6, 2013

    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 September 7, 2013

    "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 few...
  • Srinagar: Preparations for Zubin Mehta's concert on despite opposition from separatists August 31, 2013

    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 with...
  • FTP: Do Kashmiris support the separatist opposition to Zubin Mehta's concert? August 28, 2013

    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? August 27, 2013

    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 August 27, 2013

    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 and...
  • Srinagar: Separatists oppose Zubin Mehta's 'Ehasas-e-Kashmir' concert August 27, 2013

    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 August 17, 2013

    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. Government offices,...
  • Curfew continues in 8 Jammu districts, 11 including separatist leader arrested August 13, 2013

    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 early on...
  • Three guerrillas, policeman killed in Kashmir gunfight July 2, 2013

    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 killed...
  • Mamata Banerjee warns GJM against reviving separatist movement March 13, 2013

    Kolkata: Giving a stern message to the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha which has raised its old demand for a separate Gorkhaland state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said any efforts at reviving the separatist movement would not go down well with the people. "People want to come to Darjeeling....
  • Srinagar: Yasin Malik arrested during JKLF march December 7, 2012

    Srinagar: Police arrested Muhammad Yasin Malik, chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front following post-prayer protests in uptown Maisuma locality of summer capital Srinagar on Friday. Malik was leading dozens of supporters after the Friday prayers during a JKLF march to city centre Lal Chowk from the adjacent Maisuma...
  • Separatist leaders under house arrest in Srinagar September 14, 2012

    Srinagar: Several Jammu and Kashmir separatist leaders were placed under house arrest in Srinagar on Friday ahead of a protest against the film "Innocence of Muslims", a trailer of which was uploaded on YouTube. Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabir Ahmad Shah and Muhammad Nayeem Khan were...
  • J&K separatist leaders put under house arrest July 13, 2012

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir separatist leaders were placed under house arrest and authorities on Friday imposed restrictions in old city areas of summer capital Srinagar to prevent proposed rallies in connection with martyrs' day. Senior separatist leaders, Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, Shabir Ahmad Shah and Muhammad Nayeem Khan were...
  • Indo-Pak talks: Jilani-separatists meet in focus July 5, 2012

    New Delhi: On day two of the India-Pakistan Foreign Secretary level talks, New Delhi is likely to express its displeasure over the meeting between Jalil Jilani and the Kashmiri separatists, soon after his arrival in India. Jilani had met the Hurriyat chief Syed Ali Shah Geelani and other separatists like Mirwaiz...
  • Kashmiri separatists meet Pak Foreign Secretary July 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Separatists from Kashmir Valley on Tuesday met Pakistan Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Gilani and were divided on the dialogue process between India and Pakistan with moderates terming it as necessary for building "mutual trust" while hardliners dubbed it as a "futile exercise". Emerging from a two-hour meeting with Jilani,...
  • Sri Sri serving interests of J&K separatists: VHP June 7, 2012

    Jammu: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Wednesday accused Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar of serving the "interests of Kashmiri separatists" by not opposing the curtailment of the duration of the Amarnath yatra this year. "Sri Sri Ravi Shankar seems to be interested in serving the interests of Kashmiri...