Free Press Journal
  • NIA raids separatist leader’s home in Jammu and Kashmir

    Srinagar: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday raided the residence of senior separatist leader and Shia cleric, Syed Agha Hassan in Jammu and Kashmir’s Badgam district.

  • Separatist leader Shabir Shah arrested in Srinagar

    Srinagar: Senior separatist leader Shabir Shah is being flown to Delhi on Wednesday following his arrest by Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials here on Tuesday. Police sources said ED officials “executed a non-bailable warrant issued against Shah by a Delhi court”.  Shah was shifted from his uptown Sant Nagar residence here to Humhama police station in Badgam district on Tuesday evening.  He was to reach Delhi on Wednesday morning, sources said.

  • Terror funding: NIA arrests Geelani’s son-in-law, 6 others

    Srinagar : Seven people including Altaf Ahmed Shah, the son-in-law of hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, were arrested on Monday by the NIA in connection with its probe into the funding of terror and subversive activities in the Kashmir Valley, officials said.

  • Mirwaiz Umar farooq

    Mirwaiz Umer Farooq under house arrest in Srinagar

    Srinagar:The authorities placed Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, chairman of the moderate Hurriyat group, under house arrest on Wednesday to prevent him from attending a separatist’ meeting over government plans to set up colony for ex-servicement in the state.

  • Mirwaiz Omar Farooq

    India,Pak must not allow peace process to be derailed: Mirwaiz

    Srinagar: Moderate faction of Hurriyat Conference, a separatist amalgam, today welcomed efforts of India and Pakistan to “cooperate” in the aftermath of the Pathankot terror attack which was aimed at derailing the peace process.

  • Yasin Malik

    Clashes in Srinagar after Yasin Malik’s arrest

    Srinagar: Clashes erupted in parts of Srinagar after Friday prayers as senior separatist leader Yasin Malik was detained following protests in the city. The protests erupted in Maisuma and Gawkadal areas, adjacent to business hub of Lal chowk.

  • Syed Ali Shah Geelani

    Sayed Geelani sends secret letter to Pakistan PM

    New Delhi: A three-member delegation from the Hurriyat Conference belonging to the Syed Ali Shah Geelani faction met Pakistani envoy Abdul Basit here on Tuesday and handed over a confidential letter for Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

  • Masarat Alam

    Kashmiri separatist leader Masarat Alam re-arrested

    Jammu: Hardline separatist leader Masarat Alam was re-arrested today soon after his release from high security Kotbalwal jail in Jammu, where he was lodged since April 17 for waving Pakistani flags and chanting anti-national slogans during a separatist rally in Srinagar. Last month, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court had quashed Alam’s detention under the Public Safety Act (PSA) and ordered the government to release him.

  • Shabir Shah

    ED issues summons to Shabir Shah over terror financing

    New Delhi : The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued fresh summons to Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah, at present in Delhi, for questioning in connection with a decade-old case of terror financing through ‘hawala channel’.

  • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

    PDP to approach Centre for passport to Geelani: Mehbooba

    Srinagar: Ignoring ally BJP’s objections, PDP today said it will ask the Centre to grant passport to separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani on “humanitarian” grounds even as NC leader Omar Abdullah questioned why it was being made an issue when he has been given passport earlier also.

  • Masarat Alam

    Masarat Alam’s bail plea rejected

    Srinagar : A local court in Budgam today rejected the bail application of hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Masarat Alam Bhat. “The court has rejected the bail application of Bhat.The grounds on which the plea was rejected will be known when we get the detailed order copy,” the Hurriyat leader’s counsel Shabir Ahmad Bhat told PTI.

  • Nitish Kumar

    BJP compromising with national interests for power: Nitish Kumar

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is compromising with national interests for the sake of staying in power in Jammu and Kashmir. He also said the BJP is ready to do anything to grab power elsewhere in the country.

  • Meem Afzal

    ‘BJP-PDP should ensure law, order in J-K’: Meem Afzal

    New Delhi : Following the arrest of separatist leader Masarat Alam, Congress leader Meem Afzal on Friday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir should ensure that law and order is maintained in the state.

  • Masrat Alam

    Masrat Alam shifted to Srinagar police station

    Srinagar: After placing hardline separatist leader Masrat Alam under house arrest, authorities shifted him to a police station in Srinagar, police said on Friday. On Thursday night, authorities placed hardline separatist leaders Syed Ali Geelani and Masrat Alam under house arrest to prevent them from participating in a separatist called rally in Kashmir’s Tral town on Friday.

  • Nalin Kohli

    Masarat Alam’s arrest ‘no surprise’, says BJP

    New Delhi : The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday said it was no surprise that separatist leader Masarat Alam had been arrested, as the party was clear over not permitting any anti-India activity. “It’s no surprise, the BJP’s stand was clear that no anti-India activity will be permitted. And this is not a place where the Pakistani flags or pro-Pakistan slogans are going to be accepted,” said BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli.

  • Masarat Alam

    Separatist leader Masarat Alam arrested from his residence

    Jammu : Separatist leader Masarat Alam was on Friday taken into preventive custody by the Jammu and Kashmir police over a planned rally in Pulwama District’s Tral area. Earlier, as a preventive measure to maintain law and order, Alam and another separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani had been put under house arrest.

  • Masarat Alam

    J&K govt decides not to release any more political prisoners

    Jammu: Under fire for the release of hardline separatist leader Masarat Alam, the Jammu and Kashmir government today announced that there would be no further release of militants or political prisoners. “There is no such thing,” State Home Secretary Suresh Kumar said in reply to a question whether the Mufti Mohammad Sayeed government will continue with the release of militants and political prisoners.