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Shops down shutters as Hurriyat calls strike in Kashmir over land rules

The call was given after the Centre on Tuesday notified rules allowing outsiders to buy non-agricultural land in Jammu & Kashmir over a year after the region’s special status was scrapped. The status prevented people from outside the state from buying or owning immovable property.
Men sitting outside closed shops in a marketplace during a strike called to protest new land laws, in Srinagar on Saturday.(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)
Men sitting outside closed shops in a marketplace during a strike called to protest new land laws, in Srinagar on Saturday.(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)
Published on Oct 31, 2020 05:13 PM IST
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ByMir Ehsan

Hurriyat Conference to protest against new land laws in J-K today; calls for complete shutdown

On October 28, the Jammu and Kashmir unit of the Congress party joined the other mainstream parties in opposing the new land laws notified by the Centre for the Union territory.
On October 27, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) amended several Jammu and Kashmir land laws and introduced some new laws to allow any person from across India to buy land in the region(REUTERS)
On October 27, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) amended several Jammu and Kashmir land laws and introduced some new laws to allow any person from across India to buy land in the region(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 31, 2020 07:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi

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

Say the Centre’s imperial approach was bound to fail
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Updated on Oct 29, 2020 12:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times/Srinagar | ByHT Correspondent, Srinagar

Behind Hurriyat boss SAS Geelani’s exit, a bitter power struggle and greed

SAS Geelani had been most upset about his weakening grip over the hurriyat conference chapter in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir
Syed Ali Shah Geelani, one of the most well-known faces of Kashmiri separatist movement, stepped down from a leadership role this week(Getty Images)
Syed Ali Shah Geelani, one of the most well-known faces of Kashmiri separatist movement, stepped down from a leadership role this week(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 02, 2020 12:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByShishir Gupta

News updates from Hindustan Times: Syed Ali Shah Geelani resigns as chairman of Hurriyat Conference and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
In a letter, Geelani 90, said there have been certain issues which forced him to resign.(HT file photo)
In a letter, Geelani 90, said there have been certain issues which forced him to resign.(HT file photo)
Published on Jun 29, 2020 01:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Syed Ali Geelani, 90, resigns as head of Hurriyat Conference

Geelani had been leading the hardline faction of Hurriyat Conference while the moderate faction is helmed by cleric Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.
In a letter, Geelani, 90, said there have been certain issues which forced him to resign. (HT photo)
In a letter, Geelani, 90, said there have been certain issues which forced him to resign. (HT photo)
Updated on Jun 29, 2020 04:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

J&K admn revokes PSA detention of 31 prisoners lodged in Srinagar jail

There have been appeals from leaders of mainstream political parties and social groups urging central government for the release of the detained persons, especially those who have been detained ahead of revocation of Article 370 in August
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Published on Mar 30, 2020 09:57 PM IST
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‘War-like situation’: Separatist Syed Ali Geelani on tension in Kashmir

Appealing to people, particularly the youth, the separatist leader asked them to be “ready for a long and tough struggle”.
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)
Updated on Aug 04, 2019 07:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByHT Correspondent

‘Talks on Kashmir can be held only at highest level’: Hurriyat

Sharma is former director of the Intelligence Bureau. The Vajpayee government had made headlines for several rounds of talks with the Hurriyat Conference in 2004, when it even granted leaders of the separatist group passports and signalled that they could simultaneously hold talks with the Pakistani establishment.
Mirwaiz maintains that only a political approach will work and not an “iron fist, muscular policy”, but home minister Amit Shah, who recently visited the state, gave no indication of a likely peace process.(HTfile)
Mirwaiz maintains that only a political approach will work and not an “iron fist, muscular policy”, but home minister Amit Shah, who recently visited the state, gave no indication of a likely peace process.(HTfile)
Updated on Jul 04, 2019 07:38 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHarinder Baweja

‘Situation in J&K changing, Hurriyat ready for talks,’ says Governor

He also acknowledged Kashmiri separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq for his statement in which he had expressed concerns over the growing drug crisis in the state.
Asserting that situation in Jammu and Kashmir is changing, Governor Satya Pal Malik on Saturday said separatist Hurriyat Conference leaders were ready for talks with the Center.(PTI File Photo)
Asserting that situation in Jammu and Kashmir is changing, Governor Satya Pal Malik on Saturday said separatist Hurriyat Conference leaders were ready for talks with the Center.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Jun 22, 2019 08:39 PM IST
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Srinagar | ByAsian News International

Lok Sabha elections 2019: ‘Boycott polls on Tuesday in south Kashmir’, says Syed Ali Geelani

On April 11, some 35% electors had voted for north Kashmir’s Baramulla constituency comprising Kupwara, Baramulla and Bandipora districts.
Buoyed by the low turnout in Srinagar parliamentary constituency, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Sunday asked people to completely boycott elections on April 23 in south Kashmir.(AFP File Photo)
Buoyed by the low turnout in Srinagar parliamentary constituency, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Sunday asked people to completely boycott elections on April 23 in south Kashmir.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Apr 22, 2019 10:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByHT Correspondent

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

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.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq(File photo)
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq(File photo)
Updated on Apr 08, 2019 09:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByMir Ehsan

Indian govt to not send representative to Pakistan National Day in Delhi

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.
Pakistani national flags for sale along a road in Karachi.(Reuters/Representative image)
Pakistani national flags for sale along a road in Karachi.(Reuters/Representative image)
Updated on Mar 22, 2019 11:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Jamaat-e-Islami brain behind Hizbul Mujahideen and Hurriyat

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).
Syed Salahuddin, supreme commander of Hizbul Mujahideen.(Reuters file photo)
Syed Salahuddin, supreme commander of Hizbul Mujahideen.(Reuters file photo)
Updated on Mar 01, 2019 10:47 PM IST
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Srinagar | ByHT Correspondent and agencies

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

India reacted strongly on Tuesday to Pakistan’s outreach to Hurriyat Conference leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in an attempt to highlight the Kashmir issue.
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)
Updated on Jan 30, 2019 08:21 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar/New Delhi | ByAshiq Hussain and Rezaul H Laskar

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

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”.
Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik.(Sanjeev Verma/HT File)
Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik.(Sanjeev Verma/HT File)
Updated on Jan 16, 2019 01:31 PM IST
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Jammu | ByPress Trust of India, Jammu

Army has managed situation well along China, Pak borders: Gen Bipin Rawat

The Army has managed the situation well along the borders with China and Pakistan and there should be no cause for concern, Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat said Thursday.
The army chief said there is no cause of concern on the western and northern fronts .(PTI)
The army chief said there is no cause of concern on the western and northern fronts .(PTI)
Updated on Jan 10, 2019 01:43 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Hurriyat chief Mirwaiz Umar Farooq put under house arrest ahead of Jammu and Kashmir civic polls

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq had called for boycott of the civic polls in Jammu and Kashmir beginning October 8.
Moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in Srinagar.(PTI File Photo)
Moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in Srinagar.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Oct 07, 2018 05:32 PM IST
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Srinagar | ByPress Trust of India

Centre takes tough stand in Jammu and Kashmir as Governor’s rule begins

Rajnath Singh warned terrorist groups against any misadventure in Jammu and Kashmir, which is under Governor’s rule after BJP ended its alliance with the PDP and Mehbooba Mufti resigned as chief minister.
Security personnel stand guard at Lal Chowk in Srinagar, on June 19, 2018 – the day the BJP pulled out the jammu and Kashmir ruling alliance with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).(PTI)
Security personnel stand guard at Lal Chowk in Srinagar, on June 19, 2018 – the day the BJP pulled out the jammu and Kashmir ruling alliance with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).(PTI)
Updated on Jun 21, 2018 06:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Srinagar | ByRajesh Ahuja and Mir Ehsan

It makes eminent sense for both the Centre and separatists to have a dialogue

Both the separatists and the Centre have not laid down any pre-conditions for a dialogue
Demonstrators throw stones towards the Indian police during a protest, Srinagar, Kashmir, May 8, 2018(REUTERS)
Demonstrators throw stones towards the Indian police during a protest, Srinagar, Kashmir, May 8, 2018(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 07, 2018 08:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHarinder Baweja

Kashmir separatists say ready to join peace talks if ‘Indian leadership speaks in one voice’

On Saturday, Union home minister Rajnath Singh had said that Centre was ready to hold Kashmir peace talks with Hurriyat if its leadership comes forward.
Joint Resistance Leadership Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Mohammad Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik during a meeting at Hyderpora in Srinagar, Jammu and Kahsmir.(HT Photo)
Joint Resistance Leadership Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Mohammad Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik during a meeting at Hyderpora in Srinagar, Jammu and Kahsmir.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 29, 2018 11:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByMir Ehsan, Srinagar

Govt ready for talks if Hurriyat agrees, says Rajnath Singh

Union home minister Rajnath Singh says there has been no indication from the Hurriyat that it was ready for peace talks with the government.
Union home minister Rajnath Singh at the 16th BSF Investiture Ceremony-2018, at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi, on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
Union home minister Rajnath Singh at the 16th BSF Investiture Ceremony-2018, at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi, on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on May 26, 2018 08:43 PM IST
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Separatists say Ramzan move a ‘farce’, ask Centre to spell out road map

Moderate Hurriyat Conference leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said the one-month halt does not reflect a policy change towards Kashmir.
A Kashmiri woman looks at paramilitary soldiers standing guard on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan in on May 17.(AP Photo)
A Kashmiri woman looks at paramilitary soldiers standing guard on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan in on May 17.(AP Photo)
Updated on May 17, 2018 11:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Srinagar | ByHT Correspondent

Police deny reports of assault on JKLF chairman Yasin Malik

Moderate Hurriyat Conference leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has condemned the alleged police action.
JKLF Chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik addressing a press conference in Srinagar.(PTI Photo)
JKLF Chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik addressing a press conference in Srinagar.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Apr 28, 2018 10:21 PM IST
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