The Biggest Stories of April 17, 2015
Apr 17, 2015
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday May 22, 2015
The government has said it will consider the passport application of hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani only after he completes the formalities and indicated that it was not averse to approving it.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday May 21, 2015
The request of hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani for passport will be processed on "merit" depending on completion of "formalities" by him, the Union Home Ministry said today, amid a row over the issue that has divided ruling PDP and BJP...
India News | Reported by Sheikh Zaffar Iqbal, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Thursday May 21, 2015
Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani's request for a passport has become a new pinprick in ties between the People's Democratic Party and the BJP, which co-govern Jammu and Kashmir.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday May 2, 2015
Slamming Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani's demand for restricting Amarnath Yatra to 30 days, Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh today said separatists had become "irrelevant" in the state and were trying to communalise the iss...
India News | Edited by Abhinav Bhatt (With inputs from agencies) | Friday May 1, 2015
Pakistani flags were waved by supporters of Kashmiri separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani at a rally that he addressed today in Tral, south Kashmir, after Friday prayers.
India News | Edited by Toral Varia Deshpande | Friday April 24, 2015
Kashmiri separatists have called for shutdown on Saturday in the valley against the detention of hardliner leader Masarat Alam under the Public Safety Act, a law that will allow the state to keep him in jail for two years without trial.
Cheat Sheet | Reported by Nazir Masoodi | Saturday April 18, 2015
A teenager died and two persons were injured in Kashmir's Budgam today after clashes broke out between protesters and police. The state government has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the death. Kashmir was shut down today -- a day after the arrest...
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday April 17, 2015
Referring to a spate of events in Kashmir Valley, Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh today said it was "nothing new" and the situation will be brought back to normalcy.
Cheat Sheet | Reported by Nazir Masoodi; Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Saturday April 18, 2015
Kashmiri separatist leader Masarat Alam, arrested for leading a rally where Pakistan flags were waved, was sent to seven-day police custody on Friday night by a court in Budgam. His arrest on Friday had led to clashes between his supporters and the p...
India News | Reported by Nazir Masoodi, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Friday April 17, 2015
Separatists Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Masarat Alam of the Hurriyat Conference were placed under house arrest on Thursday evening, a day after Mr Alam's supporters waved Pakistani flags at a rally led by him in Jammu and Kashmir's capital Srinagar.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday April 16, 2015
The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association has decided to observe a one day strike in all the courts across Jammu region to protest against the separatist leaders who hoisted Pakistani flags in Srinagar.
India News | Agencies | Monday March 9, 2015
Days after Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar's visit to Pakistan, its envoy Abdul Basit today met separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani in Delhi.
Assembly | Press Trust of India | Tuesday December 2, 2014
Hardline Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani today called for a shutdown on December 8 to protest against the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will hold his first election campaign rally in the Valley.
Elections News | Nazir Masoodi | Saturday April 19, 2014
The hardline leader had triggered a controversy when he claimed that Narendra Modi had sent 'emissaries' to seek a meeting with him.
Elections News | Reported by Nazir Masoodi; Edited by Abhinav Bhatt (With inputs from PTI) | Saturday April 19, 2014
Hardline Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Friday claimed that BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi had sent emissaries to him and separatist leadership in Jammu and Kashmir to create a 'soft corner' for him and making ...
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday November 28, 2013
Hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani was today placed under house arrest, a day ahead of his scheduled visit to Tral town in south Kashmir Pulwama district.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday November 23, 2013
Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani was released today from house detention as the police personnel deployed outside his residence were removed from there.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday November 10, 2013
Kashmiri separatist groups today met Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's advisor Sartaj Aziz in New Delhi, drawing a sharp reaction from the BJP.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday August 10, 2013
Hardline Hurriyat Conference headed by Syed Ali Shah Gelani called for a general strike in Jammu and Kashmir today after clashes in Kishtwar town on Friday.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday June 25, 2013
Normal life was disrupted in Kashmir Valley due to a strike called by separatists to protest against the visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday July 28, 2012
Normal life in the valley was affected today due to a strike called by hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani to protest the killing of a youth in army firing on Tuesday.
India News | Tanima Biswas | Friday March 2, 2012
Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has said that even if he recommended a visa for a suspected terrorist arrested in Delhi, he cannot be accused of any sort of link to the man.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday June 10, 2011
Authorities in Srinagar have put hardline Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani under house arrest as a preventive measure, officials said.Geelani was placed under house arrest since Thursday evening as there were apprehensions that he might lead protests after Friday prayers, the offic...
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday May 14, 2011
Normal life was on Saturday partially affected in the Kashmir Valley due to a strike called by hardline Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani, demanding release of all political prisoners in the state.While the commercial hub of Lal Chowk and adjoining areas remained closed, the strike ev...