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Heavy security in Kashmir ahead of I-Day


August 13th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 13 (IANS) Security agencies here have employed both modern gadgetry and manpower to secure the main venue of the Independence Day parade and maintain overall security in the ... Read more...

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Kashmir participation must in India-Pakistan dialogue: Geelani


July 26th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Kashmiri separatist leaders Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Syed Ali Geelani met Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar here Tuesday evening, a day ahead of the ... Read more...

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Ready to talk to New Delhi: Mirwaiz


July 25th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Ahead of his talks with Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, moderate separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Monday said he was open to negotiations with ... Read more...

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Hina Khar may pray at Jama Masjid, hopes for better ties


July 22nd, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Islamabad, July 22 (IANS) When Pakistan's new Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar comes to New Delhi next week for talks with External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna, she may offer ... Read more...

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Maulana who opposed stone-pelting - and died for it


April 8th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Maulana Showkat Shah, who was killed just ahead of Friday prayers in Srinagar, was the Kashmir Valley's most vocal critic of stone pelting protests ... Read more...

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Omar again asks BJP to abandon Kashmir yatra


January 14th, 2011 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 13 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday again asked the Bharatiya Janata Party to halt its Kashmir yatra intended to culminate in hoisting the national flag ... Read more...

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Dialogue must for peaceful solution of Kashmir: Farooq Abdullah


January 5th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by ANI
Jammu, Jan 5 (ANI): Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy and President National Conference Dr. Farooq Abdullah has said that the dialogue both at external and internal levels is must for ... Read more...

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Hurriyat leader’s statement proves our point: police (Lead)


January 3rd, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 3 ( IANS) Hurriyat leader Abdul Ghani Bhat's admission that militants and not Indian security forces were to blame for the killing of top separatist leaders vindicates the police stand, ... Read more...

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Freed militant commander wanted to target Pak nukes


December 30th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec 30 (ANI): Qari Saifullah Akhtar, the al-Qaeda-linked ameer of the Harkatul Jehadul Islami (HUJI), has been freed by Pakistan's Punjab government under mysterious circumstances despite the fact that he ... Read more...

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Separatist leader Geelani wants ‘meaningful dialogue’ with Government of India


December 4th, 2010 - 10:58 pm ICT by ANI
By Parvez ButtSrinagar, Dec.4 (ANI): Separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani said here today that he wants to hold meaningful and result-orientated dialogue with the Government of India.Geelani met an eleven-member ... Read more...

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Delhi adopting ‘cosmetic approach’ to Kashmir, says Sayeed


November 26th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 26 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and opposition Peoples Democratic Party's (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Friday criticised the central government for adopting a "cosmetic approach" on Kashmir.In ... Read more...

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‘Mirwaiz has nothing to tell about Kashmir’


November 26th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 26 (IANS) Former Punjab Police chief P.C. Dogra Friday condemned Kashmiri separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq's initiative of educating people about Kashmir problems by travelling across the country, and said ... Read more...

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Curfew imposed in Kashmir ahead of Hurriyat protest march


October 27th, 2010 - 7:29 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Oct. 27 (ANI): Curfew was re-imposed here on Wednesday, ahead of a protest march called by separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, the Chairman of the moderate faction of the Hurriyat Conference.Separatists ... Read more...

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Two Bangalore blast suspects sent to jail


October 17th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 17 (IANS) Two more suspects in the 2008 serial blasts in Bangalore, arrested Friday, were sent to jail till Oct 25 by a court here, police said Sunday.The two - ... Read more...

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Government names Kashmir interlocutors, separatists say ‘futile’ (Intro Roundup)


October 13th, 2010 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Srinagar, Oct 13 (IANS) The government Wednesday named three new interlocutors, including journalist Dilip Padgaonkar, to re-start the logjammed political dialogue in Jammu and Kashmir and help bring peace in ... Read more...

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Government names Kashmir interlocutors, Geelani says ‘futile’ (Roundup)


October 13th, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Srinagar, Oct 13 (IANS) The government Wednesday named three new interlocutors, including journalist Dilip Padgaonkar, to re-start the logjammed political dialogue in Jammu and Kashmir and help bring peace in ... Read more...

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Geelani meets members of all-party delegation


September 20th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 20 (IANS) Hardline Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani Monday met a small group of the all-party team after he refused to talk to the delegation from New ... Read more...

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J-K police file 3 FIRs against Mirwaiz Farooq for instigating violence


September 12th, 2010 - 11:53 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Sep. 12 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Police have lodged three First Information Reports against Hurriyat Conference leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq for instigating violence and arson on the occasion of Eid on ... Read more...

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Mob attacks J-K Minister’s Anantnag house, one injured


September 12th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Anantnag, Sep.12 (ANI): Defying curfew imposed on Sunday in Anantnag, a mob attacked the Jammu and Kashmir Education Minister Peerzada Mohammad Sayeed at his house.The Minister was inside the house, when ... Read more...

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Indefinite curfew imposed in Srinagar, FIR against Mirwaiz


September 12th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Sep 11 (ANI): An indefinite curfew has been imposed in Srinagar and a case has been filed against All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq following Friday's violence and arson ... Read more...

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Kashmir burns on Eid, Omar slams separatists (Roundup)


September 12th, 2010 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar/New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Hundreds of young people screaming separatist slogans unleashed an orgy of unprecedented violence after mass Eid prayers in Srinagar Saturday, attacking police and government buildings in a ... Read more...

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Street protests, violence after Eid prayers in Kashmir (Lead)


September 11th, 2010 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar/New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Massive protests and attacks on government offices were witnessed in Srinagar Saturday after the Eid prayers, prompting Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who is in New Delhi for ... Read more...

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Yasin Malik, Umar Farooq deplore Kashmir Valley unrest


September 11th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Sep 11 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman Yasin Malik and All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) moderate faction chief Mirwaiz Umar Farooq have deplored the ongoing unrest in the ... Read more...

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Continue protests, Mirwaiz tells Kashmiris


July 6th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 6 (IANS) Moderate separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Tuesday asked Kashmiris to continue with peaceful protests in the Muslim-dominated valley following death of two civilians, including a woman, in alleged ... Read more...

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Indo-Pak talks will succeed if Kashmir is made the main issue: Mirwaiz


May 22nd, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir), May 22 (ANI): The Chairman of the moderate faction of the Hurriyat Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has said the composite dialogue process between India and Pakistan will not ... Read more...

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APHC protests death sentence to Kashmiris in 1996 bomb blast case


April 24th, 2010 - 11:22 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, April 24 (ANI): Activists of All Parties Hurriyat Conference staged a protest here on Saturday against a court verdict that recently pronounced death sentence on three convicts, including two Kashmiris, in ... Read more...

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Stone pelting in Srinagar despite restrictions (Lead)


February 4th, 2010 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 4 (IANS) Authorities imposed strict restrictions on pedestrian and vehicular movement in Old City areas even as protests broke out in this Jammu and Kashmir summer capital and some other ... Read more...

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Two Pakistani politicians in India next week, to pitch for thaw


December 31st, 2009 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) Amid the chill in India-Pakistan ties, two senior Pakistani politicians will be in India next week for a multilateral meet, but use the opportunity to make ... Read more...

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‘Cowardly assault’ will not derail Kashmir peace process: Chidambaram


December 5th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The murderous attack on moderate Hurriyat leader Fazal Haq Qureshi will not be allowed to derail the peace process in Jammu and Kashmir, Home Minister P. ... Read more...

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Hurriyat leader critically injured in Srinagar shooting


December 4th, 2009 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 4 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen opened fire and critically wounded Fazl Haque Qureshi, senior separatist leader and executive committee member of the moderate Hurriyat faction, here Friday evening, police said. He was ... Read more...

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United Jehad Council rejects quiet dialogue on Kashmir


December 1st, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 1(IANS) The United Jehad Council (UJC), a conglomerate of guerrilla outfits based in Pakistani Kashmir, has rejected the proposed "quiet dialogue" between the Indian government and Kashmiri separatist leaders. In ... Read more...

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European Union team meets separatist Kashmir leaders


November 25th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Nov 25 (ANI): A five-member European Union (EU) delegation that arrived here on a two-day visit to assess the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, met various separatist leaders on Tuesday.Led by ... Read more...

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Mirwaiz suspends entire Hurriyat (M) organization


November 24th, 2009 - 9:56 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Nov 24(ANI): Executive Council of the Hurriyat Conference (Moderate) has suspended its entire organizational structure including all its office bearers except its chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.The gag order comes in ... Read more...

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Separatists, unite for quiet dialogue: Kashmir civil society


November 23rd, 2009 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 23 (IANS) While leaders of the moderate faction of Jammu and Kashmir's separatist Hurriyat Conference remain divided on the efficacy of the "quiet" talks with the central government, members ... Read more...

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Moderate Hurriyat divided over ‘quiet’ talks


November 20th, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 20 (IANS) Leaders of the moderate faction of Jammu and Kashmir's separatist Hurriyat Conference are divided on the efficacy of the "quiet" talks with the central government. The executive ... Read more...

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