Hurriyat Conference

  • Hurriyat calls for bandh ahead of PM Modi's visit to Jammu and Kashmir today July 4, 2014

    Srinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday on his first visit to the state since assuming office. But even before he gets there, there's already a controversy brewing. The Hurriyat has called for a bandh while the Grand Mufti has opposed the NDA government's...
  • Sharif's acceptance to Modi's invite important step for ties: Omar Abdullah May 24, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday hailed Pakistan premier Nawaz Sharif's decision to attend the swearing-in of Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi and said the two leaders have showed that they will not allow hawkish elements to set the agenda for ties. "Two very important steps have...
  • Curfew-like restrictions imposed in parts of Srinagar May 21, 2014

    Curfew-like restrictions were imposed on Wednesday in seven police station areas of the city ahead of a rally planned by Hurriyat Conference. "Restrictions under Section 144 CrPC have been imposed as a precautionary measure in seven police station areas of the city," police said. The police station areas where restrictions have...
  • PDP not a role model for people: Syed Ali Shah Geelani May 19, 2014

    Srinagar: Hurriyat hawk Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Monday said that the Peoples Democratic Party is not a role model for people and its victory in the Lok Sabha elections in Kashmir was due to ruling National Conference's "anti-people" policies. PDP's euphoria over the poll results is "meaningless and unrealistic" and...
  • Strike disrupts normal life in Kashmir Valley May 15, 2014

    Normal life was disrupted in the Kashmir Valley on Thursday due to a strike called by hardline Hurriyat Conference to protest against detention of youth and separatist leaders who campaigned for a boycott of the Lok Sabha elections. Shops, business establishments and educational institutions were shut, while government offices and banks...
  • J&K: Normal life paralysed as Hurriyat Conference calls for strike April 21, 2014

    Normal life in Kashmir Valley was disrupted on Monday due to a strike called by hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani against detention of separatist leaders and youth campaigning for a boycott of Lok Sabha elections. Schools, colleges, shops and other business establishments remained closed in most parts of...
  • Mirwaiz calls for boycott of polls, brands it a futile exercise April 9, 2014

    On the eve of the first round of polling in Jammu and Kashmir, moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Wednesday asked the people to stay away from the Lok Sabha elections, branding it a "futile exercise". "Elections are the spirit of democracy but in Jammu and Kashmir where political...
  • Hurriyat doesn't know what to talk with Centre: Omar Abdullah April 5, 2014

    Separatists amalgam Hurriyat Conference does not know what it wants to talk with the Centre for a resolution of the Kashmir issue, opines Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. Talking about the priorities before the new government at the 'Google hangout', Omar said Hurriyat Conference was becoming "a little stingy"...
  • NDA government did more on Kashmir issue than UPA: Hurriyat Conference March 14, 2014

    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...
  • Normal life disrupted in Kashmir Valley due to strike February 28, 2014

    Normal life on Friday was disrupted in Kashmir Valley due to a strike called by hardline Hurriyat Conference to protest the encounter killing of seven men by the Army in Kupwara district. Shops, business establishments and petrol pumps were closed in and around the commercial hub of Lal Chowk in Srinagar,...
  • Mirwaiz hopes Kashmir peace talks will resume after elections February 23, 2014

    Moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Sunday voiced hope that the peace dialogue will resume after the general elections and said the amalgam would support the process to resolve the Kashmir issue if the Centre shows "sincerity". Speaking at a seminar in Srinagar, he said "after the polls a...
  • J&K: Normal life affected as Hurriyat Conference calls for strike January 31, 2014

    Normal life in Kashmir was partially affected due to a strike called by moderate faction of Hurriyat Conference to protest the army's decision to close the Pathribal fake encounter case. Shops, offices and business establishments in the commercial hub of Lal Chowk and surrounding areas remained closed due to the strike...
  • Senior leaders of Hurriyat Conference splits, forms parallel group January 17, 2014

    In a major jolt to moderate Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, four of its senior leaders on Friday split from the amalgam to form a parallel group and vowed to take the ongoing struggle for right of self-determination to its logical conclusion. "We announce formation of Hurriyat Conference Jammu...
  • Setback to Mirwaiz Farooq as former aide, 12 others join Congress January 13, 2014

    Srinagar: In a huge embarrassment for the moderate faction of Hurriyat Conference in Jammu & Kashmir , 13 of its members including senior leader Yaqoob Vakil have decided to jump ship and join Congress. Awami Action Committee led by Mirwaiz Umer Farooq has suffered a huge setback with its members leaving...
  • BJP slams government over Pak-separatists talks in Delhi November 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Rajnath Singh has lashed out at the government slamming the talks between Pakistan Foreign Affairs advisor Sartaj Aziz and Kashmiri separatist groups of Hurriyat Conference in New Delhi. The BJP termed the meeting a "diplomatic blunder" on the part of the UPA government. Within...
  • Separatist leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq meets Nawaz Sharif's envoy at Pakistani High Commission November 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Chairman of moderate Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umer Farooq arrived at the Pakistan High Commission to meet Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's envoy on Sunday. Earlier in the day, a meeting between Sharif's adviser Sartaj Aziz and Kashmiri separatists in Delhi raked up a controversy with the BJP openly criticising...
  • 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...
  • J&K: Syed Ali Shah Geelani placed under house arrest September 18, 2013

    Top separatist leaders, including chairman of Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Shah Geelani, who had called for a march to UN Military Observers Group office was placed under house arrest by authorities in Srinagar to lodge protest against killing of five youths in Shopian. The other separatist leaders placed under house arrest...
  • Hurriyat Conference leader found dead on roadside in Baramulla September 12, 2013

    A separatist leader belonging to moderate Hurriyat Conference was found dead on Thursday on a roadside in Baramulla district of Kashmir. Abdul Rashid Sofi alias Gazi, a member of Hurriyat constituent People's League, was found dead with an injury on his head this morning on Nowpora-Kreeri road in Baramulla. Sofi had gone...
  • J&K: Security tighten for Zubin mehta concert, strike prevails in Valley September 7, 2013

    Stringent security arrangements were in place on Saturday across the valley to ensure smooth conduct of the music concert featuring world renowned orchestra conductor Zubin Mehta. All the vehicles entering the commercial hub of Lal Chowk and surrounding areas are being frisked in view of the the musical event 'Ehsaas-e-Kashmir' in...
  • Hurriyat Conference welcomes proposed Singh-Sharif meeting in New York September 6, 2013

    Welcoming the proposed meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in New York, moderate Hurriyat Conference, on Friday, asked the two leaders to seek a peaceful solution to Kashmir issue through dialogue rather than confrontation. "We welcome the proposed meeting between the Prime Ministers of India...
  • Mirwaiz opposes concert by German Embassy amid LoC tensions August 26, 2013

    Moderate Hurriyat Conference Chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Monday joined his hardline rival Syed Ali Shah Geelani to oppose the concert being organised by the German Embassy on September in Srinagar. "What sense does it make to organise a concert here when there is violence and hostility on the Line of...
  • Indo-Pak bus service a mere political show off: Mirwaiz June 15, 2013

    Srinagar: Moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday said it was highly regrettable that the Srinagar-Muzaffrabad bus service between divided parts of Jammu and Kashmir has been reduced to a mere tool for political propaganda. "Hurriyat had welcomed the bus service believing that it would provide relief to...
  • Policy on Kashmir forcing youth to take up arms: Geelani June 14, 2013

    Srinagar: Hardline Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Thursday claimed the "aggressive" and "stubborn" policy of the Centre on Kashmir was forcing the youth of the Valley to take up arms. "India's aggressive and stubborn policy will bear more terrible results in future and it is because of this...
  • J&K: Hurriyat demands strengthening of security in jails May 4, 2013

    Srinagar: The hardline Hurriyat Conference on Saturday demanded strengthening of security apparatus inside Indian and Pakistani jails to stop murderous assaults on inmates. "It is the responsibility of both countries to ensure safety of prisoners in their jails. We appeal for strengthening of security in the jails across the border...
  • India, Pakistan cannot sideline Kashmir issue: Hurriyat March 30, 2013

    Srinagar: The moderate faction of Hurriyat Conference on Saturday expressed concern over what it claimed 'increasing confrontation' between India and Pakistan and said it will intensify efforts to bring together the two countries to resolve the Kashmir issue. The Hurriyat Conference headed by Mirwaiz Umer Farooq constituted a two-member committee...
  • Afzal Guru hanged: Curfew re-imposed in Kashmir February 14, 2013

    Srinagar: Authorities on Thursday re-imposed curfew in Kashmir to foil any plans of separatist groups to stage a march to Eidgah graveyard in memory of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru. Police vehicles fitted with public address systems announced the imposition of curfew and asked people not to venture out...
  • Hurriyat's Farooq, Geelani under house arrest February 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Hurriyat Conference leaders Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Syed Ali Shah Geelani, who are in Delhi, were placed under house arrest soon after Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru was hanged in Delhi's Tihar Jail at 8 am on Saturday. Meanwhile, the moderate faction of Hurriyat Conference led by Farooq...
  • UPA encouraging separatists' anti-India tirade: BJP January 13, 2013

    Jammu: The BJP on Saturday accused the Congress-led UPA government for encouraging Hurriyat Conference leaders to hobnob with anti-India elements abroad by allowing them to visit Pakistan. "We charge that the Congress-led UPA government is responsible for encouraging Hurriyat Conference's anti-India tirade, not only on Indian soil but also in...
  • Geelani's shutdown call hits normal life in Kashmir May 30, 2012

    Srinagar: Normal life was affected in Kashmir Valley on Wednesday due to a day-long shutdown called by hardline Hurriyat Conference headed by Syed Ali Shah Geelani on the third death anniversary of two Shopian women that had led to widespread protests. The shutdown call by the hardline Hurriyat faction was marked...