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Mirwaiz Umar Farooq
India  /  Published 30.06.20

Hurriyat: Geelani quits at 90

Delhi’s iron-fist policy seems to have felled Kashmir’s most familiar separatist, Syed Ali Shah Geelani. Geelani, 90, on Monday said he was parting ways from the Hurriyat, ending his deca...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

India  /  Published 18.12.19

Prayers after a long pause

Prayers were held at the Valley’s biggest mosque, the Jamia Masjid, in old Srinagar on Wednesday for the first time in the four-and-a-half months since the clampdown following the revocation of Jamm...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

India  /  Published 20.11.19

Slap, kick and rats

Murtaza Shibli, a British Kashmiri author and journalist who lives between Srinagar, Lahore and London, reports on the life in incarceration of several politicians in Kashmir since the August 5 clampd...
By Murtaza Shibli in

India  /  Published 11.11.19

Decoding silence of the hawks

Many Kashmiris are intrigued at the silence of Hurriyat hawk Syed Ali Shah Geelani and the moderate Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and the clampdown that...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

India  /  Published 09.08.19

Friday prayers allowed in local mosques, not Jamia Masjid

People in Jammu and Kashmir will be allowed to gather for Friday prayers at their local mosques, but not at Srinagar's Jamia Masjid, where Hurriyat moderate leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq leads the prayer...
By PTI in Srinagar

India  /  Published 13.07.19

Separatists wake up to Kashmir drug menace

Too busy fighting for azadi all these decades, the separatists have eventually woken up to the drug epidemic sweeping the state.Hurriyat dove Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has drafted in the ulemas (Islamic sch...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

India  /  Published 23.06.19

Olive branch to Hurriyat in Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik on Saturday praised moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and claimed the separatist leadership was ready for talks in what appeared to b...
By Our Special Correspondent in Srinagar

India  /  Published 08.04.19

Mirwaiz appears before NIA in terror funding case

After avoiding the first two summons, moderate separatist leader and Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Monday appeared before the National Investigation Agency in connection with a c...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 12.03.19

Scholars in Kashmir back Mirwaiz

Kashmir’s Ulema council on Tuesday defended moderate Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who on Monday had rebuffed the National Investigation Agency’s summons to appear at its Delhi office, wa...
By Our Special Correspondent in Srinagar

India  /  Published 23.02.19

J&K police detain 150 people, most of them from Jamaat

Srinagar, Feb 23 (PTI) Nearly 150 people, mainly from the Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir, were detained during the intervening night of Friday and Saturday as tension gripped the Valley ahead of a ...
By PTI in Srinagar


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