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Syed Ali Shah Geelani's exit from Hurriyat marks not just sunset of the jihadist patriarch, but likely collapse of the separatist alliance
India

Syed Ali Shah Geelani's exit from Hurriyat marks not just sunset of the jihadist patriarch, but likely collapse of the separatist alliance

Syed Ali Shah Geelani's resignation letter shows he committed the same errors he had observed among the jihadists in the 1990s: the New Islamist movement he built, degenerated into a kind of nihilist anti-politics, incapable of actual political purpose

Syed Ali Shah Geelani quits as Hurriyat Conference chairman; cites rebellion against outfit's leadership as reason, say reports
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Syed Ali Shah Geelani quits as Hurriyat Conference chairman; cites rebellion against outfit's leadership as reason, say reports

The 90-year-old Geelani cited "rebellion against the leadership" by cadres as one of the reasons for quitting the Hurriyat Conference

Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s family says reports about ‘deteriorating’ health are rumours, claims Hurriyat Conference chief recovering well
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Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s family says reports about ‘deteriorating’ health are rumours, claims Hurriyat Conference chief recovering well

Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani's family on Friday dispelled rumours about his health, saying the separatist leader was having chest infection due to the prevailing cold conditions, but was recovering well.

Moral compass used to plot Farooq Abdullah's 'incarceration' points towards dystopia, not a 'new Kashmir'
India

Moral compass used to plot Farooq Abdullah's 'incarceration' points towards dystopia, not a 'new Kashmir'

Legislated in 1978 by Sheikh Abdullah, the Public Safety Act (PSA) allows the Jammu and Kashmir government to detain, without trial, "persons acting in any manner prejudicial to the security of the State" for up to two years. In addition, it allows detention for up to one year where "any person is acting in any manner prejudicial to the maintenance of public order". The detention order has to be signed by a divisional commissioner or district magistrate-not a judge.

Four weeks after Article 370 was abrogated, Kashmir's protesters believe time is on their side
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Four weeks after Article 370 was abrogated, Kashmir's protesters believe time is on their side

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Kashmir policy is built on the assumption that development, governance and order will, in time, consign its Islamist impulse to the dustbin of history

Four weeks after abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, Islamists threaten to seize political high ground
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Four weeks after abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, Islamists threaten to seize political high ground

For now, at least, the road to the new Kashmir the government is headed on seems to be leading to that destination its people have come to know all too well, a place called impasse.

Delhi court sends former Jammu and Kashmir Independent MLA Rashid Engineer to judicial custody in terror funding case
India

Delhi court sends former Jammu and Kashmir Independent MLA Rashid Engineer to judicial custody in terror funding case

The NIA had earlier told a court in Delhi that Rashid Engineer received money from Hafiz Saeed, the Pakistan-based chief of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa.

Revoking of Article 370 forces long evaded questions on freedom, democracy back into focus; puts an end to unicorn hunting in Kashmir
India

Revoking of Article 370 forces long evaded questions on freedom, democracy back into focus; puts an end to unicorn hunting in Kashmir

The Narendra Modi govt's hopes of building a naya Kashmir rest on developing a relationship with Valley's youth, a profoundly alienated generation which had mainly encountered India at the wrong end of a soldier’s gun

Gautam Navlakha, Naxal groups were in touch with Hizbul Mujahideen, Kashmiri separatists, Pune Police tells Bombay HC
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Gautam Navlakha, Naxal groups were in touch with Hizbul Mujahideen, Kashmiri separatists, Pune Police tells Bombay HC

Activist Gautam Navlakha and the Naxal groups he was associated with were in touch with Hizbul Mujahideen and Kashmiri separatist leaders, Pune Police claimed

In chilling warning to LeT, HM in Kashmir, Islamic State affiliate warns it 'will feel no weakness in slaying these enemies of Islam'
India

In chilling warning to LeT, HM in Kashmir, Islamic State affiliate warns it 'will feel no weakness in slaying these enemies of Islam'

A militant outfit linked to Islamic State has declared a war on pro-Pakistan Hizbul Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-Taiba.

J&K governor upbeat, but talks with Hurriyat unlikely due to Pakistan meddling, BJP's caveat and separatists' house arrests
India

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.

Jamaat-e-Islami J&K activists and separatists face prolonged jail, frequent police questioning in the aftermath of Pulwama attack
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Jamaat-e-Islami J&K activists and separatists face prolonged jail, frequent police questioning in the aftermath of Pulwama attack

Scores of Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir activists and other separatist leaders, who were arrested after the Pulwama attack and then released on bail, are being re-arrested under fresh cases and frequently called to police stations for questioning, claim their lawyers and human rights activists

Delhi court sends Yasin Malik to NIA custody till 22 April in case related to funding of separatists, terror groups in J&K
India

Delhi court sends Yasin Malik to NIA custody till 22 April in case related to funding of separatists, terror groups in J&K

Yasin Malik was shifted to Delhi's Tihar Jail on Tuesday after the NIA secured his production remand in connection with the terror funding case. Malik will be facing questions from the NIA related to funding of his organisation

ED imposes over Rs 14 lakh penalty on Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani for illegal possession of $10,000
India

ED imposes over Rs 14 lakh penalty on Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani for illegal possession of $10,000

ED's move comes a day after Syed Ali Shah Geelani had slammed the arrest and summoning of pro-freedom leaders, activists and their relatives in Jammu and Kashmir, saying “the government of India has planned a psychological crackdown using NIA and ED to make them surrender and stop voicing their sentiments”

Daily Bulletin: Nirav Modi arrested in London; politicians shun Holi celebrations to remember Pulwama soldiers; day's top stories
India

Daily Bulletin: Nirav Modi arrested in London; politicians shun Holi celebrations to remember Pulwama soldiers; day's top stories

Today's top stories: Opposition leaders point out that Nirav Modi's arrest in London cannot be considered a victory for the BJP government; all four in Samjhauta blast case acquitted; political leaders to shun Holi celebrations for Pulwama martyrs; and more.

Curbs under section 144 of CrPC in six areas of Srinagar as separatists call for strike to protest Yasin Malik booking under PSA
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Curbs under section 144 of CrPC in six areas of Srinagar as separatists call for strike to protest Yasin Malik booking under PSA

The officials said the restrictions were imposed as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order and to avoid any untoward incident in view of the strike called by separatists

NIA raids homes of J&K separatist leaders including Mirwaiz Umer Farooq in terror funding investigation
India

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

After J&K govt withdraws security cover of six separatists, Hurriyat leader Abdul Ghani Bhat says 'don't need it'
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After J&K govt withdraws security cover of six separatists, Hurriyat leader Abdul Ghani Bhat says 'don't need it'

Reacting to the move, Hurriyat leader Abdul Ghani Bhat said, "This security was provided to me by the government and I don't need this. My security is Kashmiri people.

After Pulwama attack, Jammu and Kashmir govt withdraws security cover of six separatist leaders
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After Pulwama attack, Jammu and Kashmir govt withdraws security cover of six separatist leaders

The Jammu and Kashmir administration issued orders to withdraw security of five separatist leaders, including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

Soft separatist battles to stay relevant in Valley of violence
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Soft separatist battles to stay relevant in Valley of violence

In downtown Srinagar’s Mazar-e-Shuhada, or the martyrs’ graveyard, assassinated Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Farooq Shah lies buried close to Hizbul Mujahideen’s Abdullah Bangroo.