September 08, 2021 2:55 am
Last year, an ailing Geelani had announced his dissociation from the Hurriyat through a contested video statement. However, the Hurriyat, that had elected Geelani as its lifetime chairman, didn't accept it and refrained from naming his successor till his death.
June 17, 2019 2:47 am
The central investigating agency is already probing Geelani in connection with a terror funding case involving Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) co-founder Hafiz Saeed and Hizb-ul-Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin.
September 08, 2018 1:18 am
The separatist leader, who was first arrested in June 1990, has spent more than 18 years in jail. He has been detained under PSA three dozen times.
May 26, 2016 9:21 am
Alam was arrested for allegedly unfurling the Pakistani flag and raising slogans at a Hurriyat rally in Srinagar.
September 04, 2015 4:13 am
On Thursday, the Jammu District Magistrate slapped the PSA against Alam after which he was shifted to Jammu’s Kotbalwal Jail.
September 02, 2015 9:03 pm
Masarat Alam was earlier released in March this year after spending four years in jail, triggering a political row in the state.
September 02, 2015 4:29 am
Circumventing the J-K High Court order on the release of separatist leader Masarat Alam, the J-K Police on Tuesday re-arrested him "on the gates" of Kotbalwal jail in Jammu seconds after his release.
September 02, 2015 9:15 am
Considered close to separatist Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Alam heads the Muslim League in the state.
August 31, 2015 1:28 am
He was a top commander of the Pro-Pakistan militant outfit Hezbollah, and after his arrest and release, joined the separatist Muslim League.
April 25, 2015 7:09 pm
Masarat Alam Bhat was arrested last week on charges of waging war against the country and sedition.
July 13, 2015 10:33 am
In this Idea Exchange moderated by Deputy Editor Muzamil Jaleel, former R&AW Chief A S Dulat says money has been changing hands in Kashmir for a long time, talks about Vajpayee's Kashmir, policy, complains about being made the “scapegoat” in Kashmir, admits to “some” custodial killings and explains why his book is just the “tip of the iceberg” when it comes to the valley.