Thursday, 30 June, 2022

Topic: Hurriyat

Jailed separatist Hurriyat leader Ashraf Sehrai dies in Jammu hospital, had ‘Covid symptoms’

80-year-old Ashraf Sehrai had been lodged in Jammu's Kot Balwal Jail since he was booked under the Public Safety Act in July last year.

Disillusionment or Pakistan push? Story behind Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s Hurriyat exit

Kashmiri separatist Syed Geelani has resigned from his faction of Hurriyat Conference. Indian officials see several possible reasons for this, but say it's 'to early to give a final verdict'.

Abdullah, Mufti in Kashmir aren’t ‘pro-India mainstream’. They’re just not openly anti-India

If rudimentary oath-taking to Constitution is a sign of being pro-India, then even Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani took oath as an MLA.

Demonetisation, GST, now Kashmir. Modi govt doesn’t think beyond the first step

If things get better in Kashmir, give half of the credit to Modi government and the other half to sheer dumb luck.

Modi’s Mission Kashmir was to make scrapping of Article 35A a necessity. That moment is now

If Modi govt fails to scrap Article 35A now, it will be loss of face for Delhi and a de facto surrender of Kashmir to transnational terror groups.

Separatist Hurriyat Conference has lost ground in Kashmir, but not its relevance

Politicians & analysts say while the Hurriyat has lost some of its appeal, it is still the long-term destination for pro-azadi voices, and must be engaged.

Ex-ISI chief Durrani, who admitted to creation of Hurriyat, stripped of pension benefits

Pakistan’s strictures come in the wake of the publication of Spy Chronicles, a collaboration between Durrani and former RAW chief A.S. Dulat.

Pakistan reaching out to us as it cannot approach India, says Hurriyat’s Mirwaiz

Separatist leader justifies phone call with Pakistan foreign minister, says Hurriyat is the voice of Kashmiris, points out Vajpayee govt let them meet Musharraf. 

Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq placed under house arrest ahead of Modi visit

Mirwaiz tweeted that the J&K government had gone into panic mode ahead of the Prime Minister's visit.

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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.