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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Get ready for more unrest in Kashmir: Intelligence Bureau warns

kashmir-unrestNew Delhi, Nov 23: The unrest in Jammu and Kashmir has come down and normalcy is gradually being restored. However, Intelligence Bureau officials have issued a warning that the Hurriyat leaders are planning yet another stir in the months to come.

“Demonetisation has taken a toll on the Hurriyat as well. However, they are gradually gathering funds to launch a fresh stir,” the Intelligence Bureau warns.

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This school in J&K remains open because Geelani’s grand-daughter studies here

Kashmiri seperatist leader Syed Ali ShahSrinagar, Oct 29: All schools shut, 23 of them burnt or targeted, but there is one school that operates normally in Jammu and Kashmir.
This only because the grand daughter of Separatist leader S A R Geelani studies in it. The latest calendar of protests issued by the Hurriyat Conference calls for a complete shut down. It says that there will be relaxation after 5.30 PM.

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Kashmir unrest- Ice broken, is peace round the corner?

Pic courtesy: India TV

Pic courtesy: India TV

Srinagar, Oct 26: There is a lot of hope that is riding on the meeting between the Yashwant Sinha-led delegation and the Hurriyat Conference leaders. Syed Ali Shah Geelani, who had refused to talk to CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury, opened his doors for Sinha. The demands may not be fulfilled entirely, but the ice has been broken.

The talks were cordial between the members of the delegation and Geelani. However, Geelani put out a list of demands which he felt should be fulfilled if the 110 day unrest in the Valley were to end. Read more

The Hurriyat Calendar: Aug 14 Pray for Pakistan; Aug 15 Black Day, block I-Day; lock down J&K!

kashmir-unrestThe Hurriyat Conference in Jammu and Kashmir has spared no effort to stoke passions and ensure that the state has been on the boil for the past 50 days. Week after week the Hurriyat Conference issues a calendar of events for the week which has been one of the main reasons for the violence not subsiding. Officials would say that unless the Hurriyat stops issuing such calendars, the violence will not subside in the Valley.
Interestingly the three separatists are today under arrest after they had announced in today’s programme that they would march towards the 14 corps of Indian Army at Badami Bagh, Srinagar and ask the GOC to vacate Jammu and Kashmir.

Talk to separatists, I am only a headmaster: Wani’s father to Sri Sri

wani-father-sri-sri_650x400_61472352536Bengaluru, Aug 29: The meeting between Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Muzzafar Wani, Burhan Wani’s father has created quite a furore on the social media with many questioning whether it was part of the Track II initiative by the government.
Some even suggested that Wani may have put forth the point that the Hurriyat Conference was trying to make.

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As Rajnath looks to break the ice, Hurriyat issues fresh calendar of protests

stoneSrinagar, Aug 25: The Union Home Minister is looking to widen his outreach in a bid to restore peace in Jammu and Kashmir. Singh landed in the state on Wednesday and has been making attempts to restore peace even as the Hurriyat Conference upped the ante by issuing a fresh calendar of events.
So far there has been no breakthrough and Singh is expected to make certain policy announcements before he returns to Delhi on Thursday. Talks with the separatists are not on the schedule of the home minister.

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Rajnath in J&K: Emphasis will be on employment generation

IN03_RAJNATH_1981452fSrinagar, Aug 24: Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh will embark on a two day visit to Jammu and Kashmir to find a solution to the ongoing unrest which began in the aftermath of the Burhan Wani encounter.
The Home Minister is unlikely to meet leaders of the Hurriyat Conference, but will focus on employment generation for the youth of Kashmir.

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Hurriyat Conference to offer special prayers for Pak on Aug 14

jammu-and-kashmir8Srinagar, Aug 12: On August 14th, the Hurriyat Conference has decided to offer special prayers for the stability of Pakistan, the day the nation celebrates its Independence Day. On August 15, India’s Independence Day, the Hurriyat says it will observe a black day and will not allow anyone to participate in the celebrations.
The Hurriyat Conference which issued its latest protest calendar states that on August 14, during the referendum march, special prayers would be offered for the stability of Pakistan after every Namaz.

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