Wednesday, Dec 07, 2022



New Caledonia votes to stay in France; separatists boycott

December 12, 2021 10:38 pm

French President Emmanuel Macron hailed the result as a resounding confirmation of France's role in the Indo-Pacific, and announced negotiations on the territory's future status. Separatist activists expressed disappointment or resignation.

Omar Abdullah hits out at separatists for not criticising killing of civilians by militants

April 06, 2018 8:02 pm

"Any shutdown call or call for peaceful protests for Manzoor Ahmed whos decapitated body was found in North Kashmir after he d been abducted & killed by militants? No? I m not surprised (sic)," Omar said on Twitter.

Separatists call for 'mass agitation' if SC delivers verdict against Article 35A

October 29, 2017 8:21 pm

In a joint statement in Srinagar, Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik urged the people to "launch a mass agitation if the Supreme Court delivered a verdict against the interests and aspirations of the people of the state".

Mehbooba Mufti brushed aside separatists to roll out GST: Arun Jaitley

July 06, 2017 10:36 pm

The state finance minister was part of all the negotiations at the GST Council that decided on the tax rate and rules for its implementation and the state even hosted a meeting of the GST Council that decided on tax rates for about 1,200 goods.

Supreme Court rejects PIL on stopping funds, facilities to separatists

September 15, 2016 5:44 am

The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a PIL that sought an immediate stop to the grant of monetary aid and other facilities by the government to separatist groups in Jammu and Kashmir.

Centre considers tough steps to deal with Kashmiri separatists

September 06, 2016 8:38 pm

Official sources said the government may consider scaling down security cover provided to the separatist leadership.

Kashmiri Pandits township issue can't be influenced by separatists: Kiren Rijiju

April 10, 2015 3:48 pm

"I will not be able to spell out the details of the policy because nothing is finalized yet," said Rijiju.

Pakistan made a spectacle... but we will not hesitate to talk, says Modi

August 30, 2014 3:41 am

PM Narendra Modi expressed his disappointment over Pakistan High Commissioner's meeting with separatist leaders.

Choose between government and separatists: Jaitley to Pakistan

August 24, 2014 10:11 pm

India recently called off talks between the foreign secretaries of the two countries scheduled for August 25.


Valley observes shutdown on Guru’s 3rd death anniversary

February 09, 2016 9:42 am

Srinagar, Feb 09 (ANI): Separatists called for a shutdown in the Kashmir Valley on Tuesday on Afzal Guru’s third death anniversary. Guru was executed for his involvement in the 2001 Parliament attack case. In Srinagar, shops, schools and government installations remained closed as a precautionary measure, while roads wore a deserted look as most people remained indoors. The armed security personnel patrolled residential and market areas to prevent any untoward incident. In 2013, Guru was hanged in the national capital, sparking clashes in Kashmir. Dozens of people were injured during the protests.