Mirwaiz Umer Farooq

  • Mirwaiz calls for boycott of polls, brands it a futile exercise 09-04-2014 06:56 PM

    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...
  • Mirwaiz hopes new MPs will act together to resolve Kashmir issue 08-04-2014 07:41 PM

    Moderate Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Tuesday expressed hope that those who will be elected to Parliament after the Lok Sabha polls will "act in greater unison to move forward towards resolving the Kashmir issue". "There is already a broad political consensus in Jammu and Kashmir and in Pakistan...
  • Mirwaiz hopes Kashmir peace talks will resume after elections 23-02-2014 06:44 PM

    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...
  • Will protest sexual assault of doctor, says Mirwaiz 13-02-2014 11:18 PM

    Srinagar: Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, chairman of the moderate Hurriyat group, Thursday said demonstrations will be held to protest the sexual assault of a local doctor by by now former minister,Shabir Ahmad Khan. Expressing dissatisfaction over the procedure adopted by the High Court while dealing with the molestation case against Khan,...
  • Senior leaders of Hurriyat Conference splits, forms parallel group 17-01-2014 07:37 PM

    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...
  • Setback to Mirwaiz Farooq as former aide, 12 others join Congress 13-01-2014 09:47 AM

    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...
  • BJP slams government over Pak-separatists talks in Delhi 11-11-2013 09:48 AM

    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....
  • Salman Khurshid slams separatists for meeting Pakistan PM advisor 10-11-2013 08:48 PM

    New Delhi: The government has slammed the separatists for meeting Pakistani Prime Minister's envoy at the Pakistan High Commission on Sunday. "When people come for such bilateral visits, they have their own schedules. We will meet a few people too and our agendas are similar," said External Affairs Minister Salman...
  • Separatist leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq meets Nawaz Sharif's envoy at Pakistani High Commission 10-11-2013 06:39 PM

    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...
  • Separatist march to curfew-bound Shopian foiled, senior leaders under house arrest 20-09-2013 01:32 PM

    The authorities placed senior leaders of the moderate Hurriyat group, including Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, under house arrest on Friday to foil their bid to march to curfew-bound south Kashmir's Shopian town. Mirwaiz Umer had called for a march to the curfew-bound Shopian town by separatist leaders and activists on Friday....
  • J&K: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq arrested, stopped from going to Shopian 17-09-2013 04:19 PM

    Kashmiri separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was arrested in Srinagar on Tuesdayto restrain him from visiting Jammu and Kashmir's curfew bound Shopian town, police sources said. Police sources said Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, chairman of the moderate Hurriyat group, was stopped from going to Shopian Tuesday in the afternoon. "Mirwaiz Umar...
  • Mirwaiz opposes concert by German Embassy amid LoC tensions 26-08-2013 03:49 PM

    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...
  • Mirwaiz urges Manmohan Singh, Nawaz Sharif to meet 26-08-2013 03:23 PM

    Kashmiri separatist leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Monday urged the prime ministers of India and Pakistan to meet in New York and to end hostilities along the Jammu and Kashmir border. The chairman of the moderate separatist Hurriyat group also asked both countries to start a dialogue process that would...
  • Hurriyat factions clash in Sopore; hurl stones 16-12-2011 08:30 PM

    Srinagar: Hurriyat Chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq had a tough time in Sopore town today when supporters of pro-Pakistan separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani hurled 'Kangris' and stones. Sopore town, 55 km from here, has been the traditional bastion of Geelani, who heads the breakaway faction of Hurriyat, and his...
  • Hurriyat-Khar meet: India displeased with Pak 27-07-2011 12:55 PM

    New Delhi: India has expresses its displeasure to Pakistan over the meeting between Hurriyat leader and Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar in New Delhi on Tuesday. External Affairs Minister SM Krishna is meeting Khar at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi with Kashmir and terror expected to dominate the...
  • British High Commissioner meets J&K Guv, Omar 28-05-2011 09:57 AM

    Srinagar: Political developments in Jammu and Kashmir and matters of socio-economic importance came up for discussion in a meeting between British High Commissioner to India Sir Richard Stagg and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah in Srinagar. An official spokesman said on Saturday that the outgoing British High Commissioner called on the...
  • 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...
  • Attacks pre-planned: Mirwaiz 01-12-2010 06:44 PM

    Srinagar: The moderate Hurriyat Conference on Wednesday said attacks on its leader during their tour to various cities were pre-planned and the Central government could not escape the blame for this. "The government cannot escape the blame for attacks on us during our visit to various cities to apprise people...
  • Mirwaiz Umer attacked by BJP activists 30-11-2010 07:55 PM

    New Delhi: The youth wing of BJP attacked Kashmiri separatist Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umer Farooq's car when he was entering Foreign Correspondent's Club to attend a seminar. As the news about his presence at the seminar came out, activists of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha assembled outside the venue and shouted...
  • Mirwaiz targeted again, BJP workers held 28-11-2010 01:32 PM

    Kolkata: Moderate Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was greeted by another protest on Sunday at a seminar in Kolkata. He faced protests from members of BJP's student wing who hurled eggs at his vehicle here and diplayed banners, prompting police to arrest 25 of them, three days after he was...
  • Curfew in Srinagar following Mirwaiz assault 26-11-2010 05:29 PM

    Srinagar: Curfew was imposed in the Old City areas of Srinagar to prevent protests and violence on Friday, a day after Kashmiri separatist leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq was heckled at a seminar in Chandigarh, officials said. Curfew was clamped in five police station areas of Srinagar city - Nowhatta, MR...
  • Omar blames Mirwaiz for Srinagar violence 11-09-2010 05:08 PM

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government has blamed Hurriyat Conference leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq for instigating violence in Srinagar on Saturday after the Eid-ul-Fitr prayers. Omar accused the separatists of breach of trust after violent mobs targeted police and government buildings in Srinagar. "We received a request from Mirwaiz for the...
  • Curfew re-imposed in Kashmir after Friday deaths 14-08-2010 12:35 PM

    Srinagar: A day after 4 protestors died in police firing across Jammu and Kashmir, curfew has been re-imposed in the Kashmir Valley. The only places where there is no curfew are Ganderbal, Bandipore and Awantipore. With Friday's killings, the total number of protesters killed in violence since June 11 has...