September 06, 2021 9:02 pm
Geelani died on Wednesday night at his residence here after a prolonged illness. The body was laid to rest at a graveyard in a nearby mosque.
September 05, 2021 9:14 pm
The Hurriyat Conference, the political platform of separatists in Kashmir, is getting increasingly marginalised, with the Centre cracking down on its leaders and considering a ban on both factions.
August 24, 2021 8:03 am
What could be the purpose, then, of banning these two inactive organisations, in which even Pakistan has lost interest, unless it is to give the impression that the government has a larger plan for the Valley, of which there has been little or no visible sign thus far.
August 23, 2021 2:44 pm
On Sunday, officials had said that a ban under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act may be imposed on both factions of the secessionist conglomerate Hurriyat Conference.
August 27, 2021 2:26 pm
Being an alliance of disparate ideologies, with moderates like Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone and hardliners like Syed Ali Geelani and Masrat Alam, the Hurriyat found it difficult to keep its flock together.
August 23, 2021 1:14 pm
A decision to ban an organisation is signed by the Union Home Secretary based on a comprehensive report that spells out the need for taking such action. It is later notified in the official gazette.
July 13, 2021 4:09 am
The Employees Joint Action Committee (EJAC) in the Valley, meanwhile, stated that the move goes against the “spirit of law and the Constitution of the country”.
July 09, 2021 7:21 am
The Hurriyat statement comes after the thaw in India-Pakistan relations, which has been welcomed by the separatist group. The Hurriyat, however, said that the impact of this is yet to be seen in J&K.
July 28, 2020 12:38 pm
Pakistan's Senate has also asked the government to name a proposed university in Islamabad after the 90-year-old Geelani. The resolution, adopted unanimously, demanded that the story of his life be included in the school curriculum at the national and provincial levels.
June 25, 2019 6:49 am
Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq told The Indian Express that the Hurriyat would respond “positively” if “meaningful dialogue” is initiated by New Delhi.