Masarat Alam will remain a non-starter in J&K thanks to Centre’s zero tolerance towards separatism

New Delhi, Sep 14: Six days after the passing away of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, his protege, the notorious Masarat Alam was appointed his successor. Masarat Alam Bhat, who is in jail was appointed as the chairman of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference.

The APHC also appointed Shabir Ahmad Shah and Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar as vice chairmen. One of the key reasons behind appointed Alam as chairman is that he is a hardliner. He started off as a stone pelter and was later groomed by Geelani. He is said to have a good clout among the youth and could instigate violence in the Valley.

However the BJP led government in the Centre has a zero tolerance policy towards separatism and this has left these outfits redundant.

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About time: Why the Hurriyat Conference must be banned with immediate effect

New Delhi, Aug 23: A decision on whether or not to ban both factions of the Hurriyat Conference is currently awaiting a decision at the highest levels. There is every possibility that a ban under the stringent provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act may be imposed on both factions of the Hurriyat, which is at the forefront of the separatist movement in Jammu and Kashmir.

A recent probe learnt that the granting of MBBS seats to Kashmiri students by institutions in Pakistan clearly indicate that the money being collected from the students being used to fund terrorism in the Valley.

Whether or not to ban the Hurriyat has been a subject matter of debate for long. The fact is that a lot of money was being by the State on the Hurriyat. The debate on whether to use the tax payer’s money to guard the Hurriyat lead

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In S A S Geelani’s exit from Hurriyat, an ISI conspiracy hatched in PoK

geelaniNew Delhi, July 02: Kashmiri hardliner, Syed Ali Shah Geelani had last week, announced his exit from the Hurriyat Conference faction.

His exit comes after he had headed it for 17 years. While exiting, the grouping, he raised the cross border drug trade issue, which is sponsored by Pakistan’s ISI.

Hardline J&K separatist, S A S Geelani quits Hurriyat Conference

geelaniNew Delhi, June 29: Hardline separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani has quit the Hurriyat Conference. He issued an audio statement after a detailed two page letter. Following this announced ending his long time association with the hardline separatist group, Hurriyat Conference in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Kashmir: 3 Hurriyat leaders detained by NIA for funding unrest

nialogonewTurning up the heat, the National Investigation Agency has detained three Hurriyat (G) leaders. These leaders are to be questioned by the NIA in New Delhi over their alleged involvement in receiving funds from Pakistan and other sources to fuel the unrest in the Kashmir Valley. The three leaders who were detained are Ayaz Akbar, Altaf Shah and Mehraj ud-din Kalwal.

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Kashmir unrest: How a former Union Minister helped the primary financier escape to Dubai

kashmir-unrestThe name of Nasir Shafi Mir is back on the table as the National Investigation Agency probes the funding to the Hurriyat Conference to create unrest in the Valley. Mir a double agent is considered to be the financial brain behind funding the unrest in Kashmir.

Mir was arrested in 2006, but managed a sensational escape after he jumped parole. The details of this escape are not only sensational, but murky as well. During the probe in 2009, the name of a former Union Cabinet Minister had cropped up. The minister had taken up the case with the government regarding Mir’s release after Hurriyat Chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq had put this as one of the pre-conditions for entering into a dialogue.

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Crackdown on Kashmir separatists: NIA registers PE into funding from Pak

geelaniThe National Investigation Agency has registered a preliminary enquiry into the funding of Hurriyat Conference leaders, S A S Geelani, Naeem Khan and other. The NIA noted that funds were coming in from Pakistan to fuel the unrest in Kashmir and hence an enquiry has been registered.

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Kashmir trouble: Time for Mehbooba to lead or get out of the way

mehboobaThe solution to the problem in the Valley lies within it. Looking up to the central government all the time for a solution may not be the answer for the Jammu and Kashmir government. It is the Hurriyat Conference that needs to be tamed before peace returns to the Valley. The HC which is accused of being under the control of Pakistan must be tamed and no one other than the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir can do it.

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