Saturday, 21 May, 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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Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
File photo of chief economic advisor V. Anantha Nageswaran | Photo: Twitter | @FinMinIndia

Stock market turmoil, crypto craze proof of human ‘fear, greed’ says chief economic advisor

Speaking at India Ideas Conclave, organised by think tank India Foundation in Bengaluru, V. Anantha Nageswaran, also said India was now in position to deliver domestically-driven growth'.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.