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‘Anti-people orders’: Hurriyat Conference calls for protests on October 31

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Srinagar, Srinagar
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 12:28 AM IST
Say the Centre’s imperial approach was bound to fail
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SAS Geelani, former chairman Hurriyat Conference, at a protest in Srinagar in 2016.(Reuters Archives)
SAS Geelani, former chairman Hurriyat Conference, at a protest in Srinagar in 2016.(Reuters Archives)

Pakistan on lookout for new voice to lead Hurriyat

By Harinder Baweja | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 04:04 AM IST
In a surprise move, 91-year-old SAS Geelani who was the separatist group’s “chairman for life” resigned from the faction of the Hurriyat he headed.
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Islamabad has been offering scholarships targeted at Kashmiri students for years but these were mostly on a much smaller scale.(AP file photo)
Islamabad has been offering scholarships targeted at Kashmiri students for years but these were mostly on a much smaller scale.(AP file photo)

Security agencies red flag Imran Khan’s 1,600 scholarship plan for Kashmiris

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 02:36 PM IST
The scholarship offer was part of a larger plan by Pakistan’s deep state to radicalise young Kashmiris, incite them against India and create a large pool of sympathisers to its cause who could be tapped at a later date, security officials said.
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Jammu and Kashmir Governer Satya Pal Malik addressing the seventh convocation of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University in Katra, on Tuesday.(Nitin Kanotra /HT Photo)
Jammu and Kashmir Governer Satya Pal Malik addressing the seventh convocation of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University in Katra, on Tuesday.(Nitin Kanotra /HT Photo)

Separatists, Kashmiri leaders did not lose their own to terrorism: Governor

By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Hindustan Times, Jammu
PUBLISHED ON OCT 22, 2019 07:56 PM IST
Governor Satya Pal Malik accused leaders of the Hurriyat, mainstream parties and religious preachers of inciting children of ordinary Kashmiris to become fodder for terrorism by inciting them in the name of Allah and Jannat (paradise).
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There is tension in Jammu and Kashmir over the government’s decision to curtail the Amarnath yatra and to deploy a large number of troops in the valley. (AFP Photo)
There is tension in Jammu and Kashmir over the government’s decision to curtail the Amarnath yatra and to deploy a large number of troops in the valley. (AFP Photo)

‘War-like situation’: Separatist Syed Ali Geelani on tension in Kashmir

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2019 07:17 PM IST
Appealing to people, particularly the youth, the separatist leader asked them to be “ready for a long and tough struggle”.
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Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik in Jammu.(HT File Photo)
Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik in Jammu.(HT File Photo)

‘Setting up separate township for Kashmiri Pandits a necessity’: J-K guv Satya Pal Malik

By Sunetra Choudhury | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2019 09:12 AM IST
On the question of talks with Hurriyat, the governor said that’s for the Government of India to take a call.
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Mehbooba Mufti said that if BJP wants they can solve the issue of insurgency.(PTI File)
Mehbooba Mufti said that if BJP wants they can solve the issue of insurgency.(PTI File)

Government should initiate ‘dialogue if Hurriyat is ready’: Mehbooba Mufti

By Asian News International | Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON JUL 07, 2019 06:00 PM IST
Contending that situation in Jammu and Kashmir is changing, Governor Satya Pal Malik had on June 22 said that separatist Hurriyat Conference leaders were ready for talks with the Centre.
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A four-member Kashmiri Pandit group, which met separatist Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Thursday to discuss the return of their displaced community to the Valley, on Friday accused the state and central governments of not being serious about their homecoming.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
A four-member Kashmiri Pandit group, which met separatist Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Thursday to discuss the return of their displaced community to the Valley, on Friday accused the state and central governments of not being serious about their homecoming.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)

Govts have done nothing, says Pandits’ group

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2019 09:53 AM IST
The Kashmiri Pandit agreed to form a committee, comprising members of the separatist Hurriyat, civil society, displaced Pandits and those from the community who continued living in the Valley, to coordinate the process of the return following its meeting with Farooq.
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Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday welcomed separatist Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC)’s softened stand on talks with the Centre. (Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday welcomed separatist Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC)’s softened stand on talks with the Centre. (Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)

Kashmiri leaders welcome Hurriyat’s offer for talks

By Ashiq Hussain | Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON JUN 24, 2019 11:47 PM IST
Mehbooba Mufti said facilitating a dialogue between the Centre and other stakeholders in the state was the underlying purpose of her Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party.
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Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali allegedly funnelled money to Hurriyat leaders and stone-throwers,(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali allegedly funnelled money to Hurriyat leaders and stone-throwers,(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)

ED seizes Rs 6-crore assets of Kashmiri businessman who funded Hurriyat

By Neeraj Chauhan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2019 10:02 PM IST
The Enforcement Directorate in a statement said that its probe had also been able to directly establish that the Pakistan high commission was one channel of funding for Kashmiri separatists.
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Mirwaiz Umar Farooq(File photo)
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq(File photo)

Centre assures security, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq reaches Delhi to appear before NIA

By Mir Ehsan | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2019 09:54 AM IST
Mirwaiz had cited security reasons for skipping the earlier two summons sent by the NIA. The first summon was served to him in March and was asked to appear before the NIA officials on March 11.
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The Pakistan National Day is observed every year on March 23, though the Pakistan high commission had decided to organise the reception this year on March 22.(Reuters)
The Pakistan National Day is observed every year on March 23, though the Pakistan high commission had decided to organise the reception this year on March 22.(Reuters)

India to skip Pakistan national Day event over invite to Hurriyat leaders

By Rezaul H Laskar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 22, 2019 07:18 PM IST
It was also decided that the Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad would also not attend Pakistan National Day event there, Kumar added
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Kashmiri separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq(File photo)
Kashmiri separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq(File photo)

2017 terror-funding case: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq fails to appear in NIA HQ

By Mir Ehsan | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2019 11:31 PM IST
Kashmiri separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Naseem Geelani, the son of Hurriyat hardliner Syed Ali Shah Gilani, on Monday skipped a summons by the National Investigation Agency citing security reasons, their lawyer said.
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Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq(HT file photo)
Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq(HT file photo)

Mirwaiz, Geelani summoned by NIA to Delhi tomorrow

By Mir Ehsan | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2019 10:43 PM IST
The NIA on Saturday summoned Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Syed Naseem Geelani, son of hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, to Delhi on Monday for questioning in connection with a terror funding case.
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Syed Salahuddin, supreme commander of Hizbul Mujahideen.(Reuters file photo)
Syed Salahuddin, supreme commander of Hizbul Mujahideen.(Reuters file photo)

Jamaat-e-Islami brain behind Hizbul Mujahideen and Hurriyat

By HT Correspondent and agencies | Srinagar
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2019 10:47 PM IST
The Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), banned by the government for five years, was responsible for the creation of the state’s biggest terror group Hizbul Mujahideen (HM).
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Pakistan today summoned the Indian high commissioner to lodge a protest over New Delhi summoning its high commissioner to lodge a complaint over foreign minister S M Qureshi’s phone call to Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq (File Photo)(HT Photo)
Pakistan today summoned the Indian high commissioner to lodge a protest over New Delhi summoning its high commissioner to lodge a complaint over foreign minister S M Qureshi’s phone call to Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq (File Photo)(HT Photo)

After India, now Pakistan summons high commissioner to lodge protest

By Imtiaz Ahmad | Hindustan Times, Islamabad
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2019 09:33 PM IST
Foreign secretary Tehmina Janjua lodged a protest with Indian high commissioner Ajay Bisaria over the summoning of Pakistan’s high commissioner Sohail Mahmood, foreign office spokesperson Muhammad Faisal said at a weekly briefing
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Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday said India’s response to a phone call between Pakistani FM and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has reduced ties to an unbelievable nadir.(Waseem Andrabi/ HT Photo)
Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday said India’s response to a phone call between Pakistani FM and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has reduced ties to an unbelievable nadir.(Waseem Andrabi/ HT Photo)

‘Shockingly pathetic’: Mehbooba Mufti on India’s response to Pakistan-Hurriyat talks

By Press Trust of India | Srinagar
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2019 06:56 PM IST
Referring to past engagements between Pakistani officials and Hurriyat leaders in the state, Mehbooba said it was in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA regime that meetings between separatists and Pakistani officials were facilitated.
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Foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi spoke with Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, chairman of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference over phone.(Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)
Foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi spoke with Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, chairman of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference over phone.(Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)

India hits out at Pak minister’s call with Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

By Ashiq Hussain and Rezaul H Laskar | Hindustan Times, Srinagar/New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2019 08:21 AM IST
India reacted strongly on Tuesday to Pakistan’s outreach to Hurriyat Conference leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in an attempt to highlight the Kashmir issue.
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Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik.(Sanjeev Verma/HT File)
Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik.(Sanjeev Verma/HT File)

J-K governor Satya Pal Malik reaches out to Hurriyat, asks it to apprise him of ‘injustice’ to common people

By Press Trust of India | Jammu, Jammu
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2019 01:31 PM IST
Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik made the offer with an appeal that the Hurriyat Conference leaders should not treat him as “an alien”.
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Shah Faesal, who topped the IAS in 2010, recently quit the service over “unabated killings in Kashmir and absence of credible political initiative from the Centre(HT Photo)
Shah Faesal, who topped the IAS in 2010, recently quit the service over “unabated killings in Kashmir and absence of credible political initiative from the Centre(HT Photo)

‘Kashmiris don’t relate to the idea of India’: Former IAS topper Shah Faesal

By Ashiq Hussain | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2019 04:28 PM IST
The 2010 IAS topper Shah Faesal, who quit over “unabated killings in Kashmir and absence of credible political initiative from the Centre”, speaks about his future plans and how he will be different from the Hurriyat when he wants to own the vocabulary of ‘azadi.’
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Police personnel use teargas to disperse a protest march led by JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik (unseen) on the third day of strike, in Srinagar, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018.(PTI Photo)
Police personnel use teargas to disperse a protest march led by JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik (unseen) on the third day of strike, in Srinagar, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018.(PTI Photo)

Separatist leaders detained in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar, march against civilian killings stopped

By Mir Ehsan | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2018 06:49 PM IST
Hurriyat chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was detained by police and put under house arrest to prevent him from organising the march from his residence in Nageen area of the city. Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front head Yasin Malik was also detained along with dozens of his supporters near Budshah bridge.
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Mirwaiz Umar Farooq , chairman of the Hurriyat Conference, an umbrella organisation of separatist groups in Kashmir, and his colleagues met former Norwegian prime minister Kjell Magne Bondevik in the Valley last month.(PTI)
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq , chairman of the Hurriyat Conference, an umbrella organisation of separatist groups in Kashmir, and his colleagues met former Norwegian prime minister Kjell Magne Bondevik in the Valley last month.(PTI)

Never said J&K conflict was ‘Hindu India versus Muslim Kashmir’, says Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar

By Ashiq Hussain | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2018 07:17 AM IST
Mirwaiz, who is also the chief cleric of the Valley’s main mosque, spoke to HT’s Ashiq Hussain about the meeting and the Hurriyat’s desire for a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir problem.
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Police said Hurriyat leader Hafizullah Mir was attacked in Achabal area of Anantnag district on Tuesday morning and added that they have initiated an investigation into the incident.(AFP/File Photo)
Police said Hurriyat leader Hafizullah Mir was attacked in Achabal area of Anantnag district on Tuesday morning and added that they have initiated an investigation into the incident.(AFP/File Photo)

Hurriyat leader shot dead in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 20, 2018 01:31 PM IST
Hurriyat leader Hafizullah Mir, who was shot at by unidentified gunmen in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, succumbed to injuries on Tuesday, police said.
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J&K governor Satya Pal Malik said not one youth has joined militancy in the two months since he took over.(File Photo)
J&K governor Satya Pal Malik said not one youth has joined militancy in the two months since he took over.(File Photo)

Do not believe in crushing terrorism by killing terrorists because terrorism is in the mind: Satya Pal Malik

By Harinder Baweja | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2018 06:57 AM IST
In an exclusive interview, J&K governor Satya Pal Malik told HT that he is striving to make the youth of the state feel that the government is not at war with them.
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Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik has said that former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf told Kashmiri separatist leaders to talk and negotiate agreements with New Delhi.(HT PHOTO)
Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik has said that former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf told Kashmiri separatist leaders to talk and negotiate agreements with New Delhi.(HT PHOTO)

Musharraf asked separatists to seek concession from Delhi: J-K governor Satya Pal Malik

By Harinder Baweja | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2018 06:51 AM IST
Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik said former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf told Kashmiri separatist leaders to get concessions from New Delhi through a dialogue because India was a superpower and he would not be able to break it.
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Moderate separatist Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was restrained to his home by police on Sunday.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Moderate separatist Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was restrained to his home by police on Sunday.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

Separatists placed under detention ahead of municipal polls in J-K

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Srinagar, Srinagar
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2018 11:56 PM IST
Authorities have deployed heavy security in various districts, including sensitive polling stations to ensure an event-free polling amid boycott calls from separatists and threats by militants.
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Protesters clash with police and paramilitary soldiers after Eid al-Adha prayers at Eidgah, on August 22, 2018 in Srinagar.(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)
Protesters clash with police and paramilitary soldiers after Eid al-Adha prayers at Eidgah, on August 22, 2018 in Srinagar.(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)

Police, protesters clash in Kashmir after Eid prayers

By Mir Ehsan | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2018 04:47 PM IST
Police fired tear gas and pellets and charged with batons to disperse the people, who gathered after the prayers in many districts including south Kashmir’s Anantnag town.
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Police said 34-year-old Fayaz Ahmed was on leave and died on spot.(ANI/Twitter)
Police said 34-year-old Fayaz Ahmed was on leave and died on spot.(ANI/Twitter)

Militants kill policeman in Kashmir’s Kulgam after Eid prayers

By Mir Ehsan | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2018 11:59 AM IST
34-year-old Fayaz Ahmed is the fourth policeman to be killed by militants in the past four months
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Hurriyat Conference Chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said the people of Kashmir are cautiously and carefully watching the events around the hearing on the Article 35A.(PTI File Photo)
Hurriyat Conference Chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said the people of Kashmir are cautiously and carefully watching the events around the hearing on the Article 35A.(PTI File Photo)

Hurriyat chief Mirwaiz Umar Farooq warns of mass agitation as hearing on Article 35A’s validity nears

By Mir Ehsan | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2018 10:12 PM IST
The Hurriyat chairman made the comments as the Supreme Court is set to hear on August 6 a petition challenging the validity of Article 35A of the Constitution.
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Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Yasin Malik speaks during a press conference in Srinagar.(HT File Photo)
Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Yasin Malik speaks during a press conference in Srinagar.(HT File Photo)

Yasin Malik detained, Hurriyat leader put under house arrest ahead of Burhan Wani’s death anniversary

By Press Trust of India | Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON JUL 06, 2018 07:54 PM IST
Authorities have also put restrictions around the Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta area of the summer capital and did not allow Friday prayers there.
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