Syed Ali Geelani

  • Boycott 2014 Lok Sabha polls: Geelani to Kashmiris 02-11-2013 07:28 AM

    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...
  • Srinagar: Preparations for Zubin Mehta's concert on despite opposition from separatists 31-08-2013 02:41 PM

    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...
  • Separatists call for shutdown in Kashmir, normal life hit 17-08-2013 12:38 PM

    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....
  • Policy on Kashmir forcing youth to take up arms: Geelani 14-06-2013 03:50 AM

    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...
  • Farooq Abdullah clarifies on Gujarat remarks 29-08-2011 07:19 PM

    Srinagar: Union Minister of New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah on Monday said his remarks made in Gujarat were secular and meant no disrespect to Islam. In a statement issued here, Dr Abdullah said, "On a recent visit to Gujarat, I had an occasion to make a speech in which...
  • Separatists call for Kashmir shutdown 06-11-2010 12:22 PM

    Srinagar: Hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani called for a three-day shutdown in the Kashmir Valley beginning Saturday to coincide with US President Barack Obama's visit to India. The authorities, however, did not impose any curfew here. "It does not matter whether anybody talks about us or not. The fact...
  • Geelani gives a call to boycott interlocutors 25-10-2010 05:46 PM

    Srinagar: Hardline Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani on Monday announced a boycott of the central government's interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir and appealed to residents not to meet them. Addressing the media at his Hyderpora residence, where the octogenarian separatist leader was put under house arrest immediately on arrival...
  • No curfew in Valley despite separatist shutdown 04-09-2010 02:40 PM

    Srinagar: Authorities did not impose curfew or restrictions in Srinagar on Saturday even though separatists called for a shutdown across Kashmir Valley. "There are no restrictions anywhere in Srinagar city on Saturday. Also, there are no restrictions anywhere in north and central Kashmir areas," a police officer said here. "Preventive...
  • 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...