J&K governor upbeat, but talks with Hurriyat unlikely due to Pakistan meddling, BJP's caveat and separatists' house arrests
The Pakistani connection to separatist leaders in Jammu and Kashmir rules out the possibility of a dialogue with the Hurriyat or any other group in the near future and also raises the question of whether the olive branch is a ploy or a mark of serious intent to resolve the Kashmir dispute.
NIA raids homes of J&K separatist leaders including Mirwaiz Umer Farooq in terror funding investigation
The NIA sleuths accompanied by local police and CRPF personnel carried out searches at nearly nine places across the valley, which included the house of Nayeem Geelani, son of pro-Pakistan separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani
Kashmir shutdown: Separatists' call for strike disrupts life in Valley; shops closed, public transport off roads
Authorities on Sunday imposed restrictions in parts of Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order in the wake of a strike called by separatists.
Catalonia's leader said Thursday he would not call elections to ease a standoff with Madrid over an independence push.
The Congress on Sunday asked the BJP to make its stand clear on the remarks by its ally and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti that "you cannot imprison an idea", seen in the context of the arrest of separatist leaders in the Valley.
The statement made by Hizbul Mujahideen commander Zakir Rashid Bhat, alias Zakir Musa, has raised a storm in Kashmir Valley.
Kashmir logjam: Yashwant Singh, 5 others in Srinagar to meet separatist leaders Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq
Sinha is leading a five-member team to Srinagar for talks with separatist leaders in a fresh bid to break a logjam after three months of unrest in Kashmir.
Politicians like Iftikhar Misger are quitting mainstream politics in Kashmir to be "on the side of the people."
Amid sharp exchanges from both the sides, talks between India and Pakistan remained in limbo.
A Kashmir BJP MLA has alleged that the state government was trying to "hide the information" on funds spent by it on the security of separatist leaders.
We welcome the talks between India and Pakistan but bilateral talks cannot resolve Kashmir issue as we have seen that such initiatives always ended in failure over the past six decades," Shah told PTI
Hardline Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani today 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 by making a "commitment" to seek a solution to Kashmir issue.