Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicHurriyat Conference

Topic: Hurriyat Conference

Abrogation of Article 370 in 2019 only complicated ‘dispute’ over J&K, says Hurriyat

Hurriyat also alleged that the Indian govt continues to 'assault' locals by incarcerating political prisoners and 'intimidating' them through arrests and arbitrary laws.

Hurriyat shutdown against new land laws disrupts normal life in Kashmir

Most shops, petrol pumps & other business establishments were shut in Srinagar Saturday to protest against the Modi govt's new land laws, along with public transport as well.

Geelani blames Pakistan but quitting Hurriyat has Modi govt written all over it

It is possible that Pakistan ISI will see the leadership vacuum in Hurriyat as an opportunity to take over the outfit and regroup terror modules. Delhi needs to be vigilant.

Modi govt has been on a mission to finish Hurriyat. Geelani’s exit shows it’s succeeding

Syed Ali Shah Geelani quit the Hurriyat Monday, blaming his fellow hardline separatists for ‘not reacting properly’ after Article 370 was scrapped.

Modi govt shows shift in Kashmir policy but a lot depends on Hurriyat, and Amit Shah

Modi’s first term was dominated by a ‘hard’ policy focused on eliminating terrorists without political engagement. But it bore no fruits.

Separatists in Kashmir call for a strike against first-phase polling for Lok Sabha

Separatists also said in a statement that they have called for a complete shutdown as a protest against NIA's stance against JKLF chairman Yasin Malik, among other issues.

Ban on Jamaat-e-Islami will have ‘dangerous consequences’, says former J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti

Former J&K chief minister and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti said the ban was an "act of vengeance" by the Centre, and added that one cannot imprison an ideaology.

J&K govt withdraws security cover from Mirwaiz & 4 other separatist leaders

Security cover withdrawn after union home minister Rajnath Singh had said some separatist leaders had links to Pakistan’s ISI and terror organisations.

After reaching out to Mirwaiz, Pakistan foreign minister now calls Hurriyat’s Geelani

Foreign Minister Qureshi and the Hurriyat leader discussed an international conference to be held in London to express solidarity with the people in Kashmir.

Kashmiri separatists ready to hold talks with Centre, but with riders

Joint leadership issues statement calling for Pakistan and people of Kashmir to be included as key stakeholders; wants Centre to clearly state agenda of talks.

On Camera

YourTurn

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi at the party's Nav Sankalp Chintan Shivir in Udaipur, on 15 May 2022 | Twitter/@ANI

Rahul Gandhi must clear his position on Congress leadership. Cintan Shivirs won’t help

If a 137-year-old party is still discussing its foundational ideas and core ideology, and can’t have everyone on board, the road ahead seems rocky.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.

Defence

Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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