SRINAGAR: The newly nominated Pakistan-based Hurriyat faction led by Abdullah Geelani received its first rebuff from 91-year-old Syed Ali Geelani’s family here for "attributing the announcement of a strike call" for two days — July 8 and 13 — to their father, Syed Ali Geelani. The Jammu & Kashmir police, meanwhile, warned social network users to desist from sharing the press release on social media platforms as it would be perceived as instigation of violence leading to creating a law and order problem. The police said members of the ailing Syed Ali Geelani’s family had distanced themselves from the press statement released in his name. The reference number on the press release is quoted as "S. No.1" dated "6.7.2020" on
SRINAGAR: Over two decades, Hurriyat members and other separatists earned a fortune by facilitating medical and engineering seats to wards of influential families of J&K, including kids of cops and politicians, as well as accommodating their own kin in colleges in Pakistan and PoK. The train of students going to Pakistan interestingly enough failed to attract any action from successive Indian governments since the quotas were first set up in 2000. The seats were ostensibly meant for Kashmiri children whose parents or bread–earner were killed in the conflict in J&K. What came to pass was separatists selling seats designated for orphans between Rs 10 lakh to 20 lakh each. The separatists preferred students from Sopore and Baramulla areas besides other
NEW DELHI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has accessed various recommendation letters by separatists for Pakistani visas for students from Jammu and Kashmir whereby their contributions in the stir against the security forces were highlighted, officials have said. The NIA had earlier red flagged admissions to medical institutions in Pakistan on the recommendations of separatists in Jammu and Kashmir and termed them as an "alternative mechanism" for funding of terror groups. In 2017, the NIA had registered a case to probe the terror funding and arrested over a dozen people in this connection including Altaf Ahmad Shah alias 'Fantoosh', son-in-law of pro-Pakistan separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani who last week disassociated himself from politics. The successor of 90-year-old Geelani in Pakistan's chapter
SRINAGAR: Director general of J&K Police, Dilbagh Singh on Tuesday said former Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani had admitted in a letter sent by him to all constituents of the separatist outfit that the “path chosen by him was wrong and people were using it for personal gains, while the mission they were pursuing has failed.” Geelani, 90, the lifetime chairman of the pro-Pakistan Hurriyat Conference, made a surprise announcement of completely dissociating himself from the 16-party Hurriyat Forum on Monday, alleging lack of accountability and a brewing rebellion in the ranks. Singh, while speaking to reporters after inaugurating the all-women’s police station at Rajouri, said, “Geelani’s letter is an eye-opener. He admitted that they [Hurriyat Conference and
SRINAGAR: Senior Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Monday resigned from All Party Hurriyat Conference (APHC). Geelani is understood to have cited "rebellion against leadership" by cadres as one of the reasons of quitting Hurriyat. "Looking at the current situation of All Party Hurriyat Conference, I announce my resignation from this forum. Units have been informed by a letter," he said.