Syed Ali Shah Geelani

  • 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...
  • Geelani should name Modi's emissaries who approached him: Omar April 20, 2014

    Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and NC leader Omar Abdullah said that hardline Kashmiri separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani should name the Kashmiri Pandits who he says approached him on behalf of Narendra Modi seeking help to work out a solution to the Kashmir issue. "Either Geelani or Modi is...
  • 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...
  • Mirwaiz says Modi sent no emissaries to discuss Kashmir issue April 19, 2014

    Srinagar: Kashmiri separatist Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Saturday rejected Syed Ali Shah Geelani's claim that BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi had sent two Kashmiri Pandits who sought help to work out a solution to the Kashmir issue. Mirwaiz said Geelani's remarks has tarnished the image of moderate leaders in the...
  • Reports of Modi sending emissaries to Geelani is baseless: Rajanth April 19, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party President Rajanth Singh said the report of party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi sending emissaries to hardline Kashmiri separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani is baseless. Rajanth said, "I have spoken to Narendra Modi. The news of sending emissaries is absolutely baseless." ...
  • BJP rubbishes Geelani's claims, Congress seeks Modi's clarification on Kashmir April 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Soon after hardline Kashmiri separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani claimed that he turned down the offer of two Kashmiri Pandits who approached him on behalf of Narendra Modi seeking help to work out a solution to the Kashmir issue, the BJP has categorically rejected the report as a...
  • Full text: BJP statement on Syed Ali Shah Geelani's claims April 19, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party has denied claims that its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi had sent emissaries to meet separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani seeking his help in solving the Kashmir issue. Rejecting the claims by Geelani as "mischievous" and without any basis, the party said in a statement...
  • Separatist leader Geelani claims Modi sought his help on Kashmir issue April 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Did Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi send emissaries to meet hardline Kashmiri separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani? Geelani has claimed that last month, two Kashmiri Pandits approached him on Modi's behalf seeking help in working out a solution to the Kashmir issue. Geelani said that...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Indefinite curfew in Shopian after man fatally shot dead by CRPF September 13, 2013

    Indefinite curfew was on Thursday imposed in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian town in the wake of protests against the gunning down of a man on Wednesday, officials said. Residents said Muhammad Rafi Rather, a 28-year-old bus driver, was shot down by the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel posted at...
  • J&K: Miscreants pelt stones at Sikh residences in Shopian September 11, 2013

    Miscreants pelted stones at the houses of some Sikh residents of Shopian town before being chased away by women in the locality, police said on Wednesday. Some troublemakers allegedly pelted stones at seven houses belonging to members of the Sikh community late Tuesday evening in Shopian town, damaging windowpanes, said a...
  • Parallel event to oppose Zubin Mehta concert in Kashmir September 3, 2013

    Srinagar: A group of people opposing the forthcoming Zubin Mehta concert to be held here in Jammu and Kashmir Sep 7 have decided to hold a parallel event the same day to show the 'truth about Kashmir'. The 90-minute concert would be telecast live in over 50 countries. Zubin Mehta is...
  • Geelani calls for strike after communal clashes in Kishtwar August 12, 2013

    Srinagar: Hardline Hurriyat Conference headed by Syed Ali Shah Geelani called for a general strike on Saturday in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of communal clashes in Kishtwar town. "We appeal to people of the state to observe a general strike on Saturday against the biased approach of...
  • 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...
  • Iftekhar Gilani's detention unfortunate: Tewari February 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Terming as "unfortunate" the detention of journalist Iftekhar Gilani by Delhi Police, Information and Broadcasting minister Manish Tewari on Monday said if there is evidence against him, it should be brought on record or else action should be taken against responsible police officials. Gilani, the son-in-law of Kashmiri separatist...
  • Suspend policemen who detained Iftikhar Gilani: Katju February 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Press Council chairman Justice Markandey Katju has hit out at the Union Home Ministry over detention of Kashmiri journalist Iftikhar Gilani. In a hard-hitting letter to Union Home Secretary RK Singh, Katju condemned Iftikhar's detention and said that policemen who were involved in the "illegal act" should be...
  • 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...
  • Geelani on payroll of ISI, says NC leader July 16, 2012

    Srinagar: Ruling National Conference leader Mustafa Kamal on Sunday accused hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani of being "a double agent" on "the payroll of Pakistan's ISI". "(Geelani is) a double agent ... a four time MLA who has been drawing pension and has been even on the payroll of...
  • 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...
  • Resolve Kashmir issue peacefully: UN chief April 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Welcoming efforts by India and Pakistan to improve their relations, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday pressed for a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue sans violence and violations of human rights. "I hope this issue is addressed peacefully without violence and respecting wills of the people there," Ban,...
  • J&K police cracks 'anti-national' network April 15, 2012

    Srinagar: The Cyber Crime Cell of Jammu and Kashmir police has claimed to have uncovered a network of youths who used social networking sites to foment trouble in the state during the last few years. "We have identified the persons who have been indulging in trouble mongering over the past couple...
  • Omar terms Geelani's hecklers 'bloody idiots' March 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday condemned the heckling of separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani in New Delhi during a seminar and said such attacks were of no help in solving the Kashmir issue. Reacting to the news of attack on 81-year-old Geelani, the Chief Minister...
  • Geelani heckled by ABVP activists in Delhi March 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Pro-Pakistan hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani was on Monday heckled at a seminar in north Delhi where he faced angry protests from activists of ABVP, the student wing of BJP. As Geelani arrived at the venue in Civil Lines area, Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) protesters gheraoed...
  • J&K: Court frames charges against Geelani's aide March 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Charges were on Saturday framed against a close aide of hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and three others, arrested for allegedly running hawala racket to fund banned terrorist outfit Hizbul Mujahideen in Kashmir Valley, by a Delhi court, paving the way for their trial. District Judge HS...
  • Court frames charges against Geelani's aide March 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Charges were on Saturday framed against a close aide of hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and three others, arrested for allegedly running hawala racket to fund banned terrorist outfit Hizbul Mujahideen in Kashmir Valley, by a Delhi court, paving the way for their trial. District Judge H...
  • Charges to be framed against Geelani aides March 3, 2012

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday accepted a plea for a trial of a close aide of Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and three others. They have been allegedly running a hawala racket to fund banned terrorist outfit Hizbul Mujahideen in the Kashmir valley. The court decided to put...
  • Geelani's LeT connection is being investigated: Wani March 2, 2012

    Jammu and Kashmir Home Minister Nasir Aslam Wani said police will question senior Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani. ...
  • Delhi Police to quiz Geelani over LeT links March 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Delhi Police will question Hurriyat Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani over alleged links with Lashkar-e-Toiba. Reports say Geelani had given a reference letter to LeT militant Athesham Malik to obtain a Pakistani visa. This is a part of Athesham Malik's disclosure, who is one of the three alleged terrorists...
  • Hurriyat passes resolution in support of Fai December 24, 2011

    Srinagar: Hardline faction of Hurriyat Conference on Saturday passed a resolution in support of US-based Kashmiri separatist Ghulam Nabi Fai. "I can say this with complete faith that he has done nothing wrong. Fai sahab has done nothing wrong. He has lobbied for a genuine cause," Hurriyat hawk Syed Ali Shah...