Hurriyat Conference splits, parallel group formed

In a major jolt to moderate Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, four of its senior leaders today split from the amalgam to form a parallel group and vowed to take the ongoing struggle for right of self-determination to its logical conclusion.

Mirwaiz-led Hurriyat group heading for split?

After the Hurriyat`s 2002 split into the "hardliners" and "moderates" factions led by Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq respectively, the section led by the Mirwaiz Monday appeared headed for another split.

Mirwaiz gives strike call in J&K on June 25

The moderate faction of the outfit also called for a general strike against the visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Yasin Malik accuses Hurriyat leaders of amassing huge assets

Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik has stoked a controversy by accusing the leaders of moderate Hurriyat Conference of amassing huge assets in the name of "freedom movement".

Revocation of AFSPA vital to improve ground situation: Mirwaiz

The moderate Hurriyat Conference on Friday called for revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and gradual withdrawal of troops from Jammu and Kashmir to improve ground situation.

People clash with police to protest Mirwaiz`s house arrest

Restrictions were placed on the movement of the Mirwaiz and three other executive members of Hurriyat Conference.

Mirwaiz demands complete demilitarisation of J&K

Lauding the announcement of partial revocation of AFSPA, Moderate Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq demanded complete demilitarisation.

Row over radio program featuring Mirwaiz

Authorities here have directed
a private FM station to take off the air a religious programme
in which moderate Hurriyat Conference Chairman Mirwaiz Umar
Farooq used to answer questions from the people about Islam.

Kashmiri separatist leaders under house arrest

The authorities Thursday imposed restrictions on the movement of senior separatist leaders in the J&K summer capital to scuttle a gathering at the Eidgah grounds.

Mirwaiz under house arrest in Kashmir

Restrictions have been imposed on Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq who was to address a Friday congregation at the historic Jamia Mosque here, with police saying no one would be allowed to disturb the peace in Srinagar.

Mirwaiz: Sincere efforts needed for resolving Kashmir issue

Chairman of moderate faction of Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Friday pressed for "sincere efforts" in finding a permanent solution to the
Kashmir issue and assured full support of his amalgam to such
an exercise.

J&K: Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz condemns restrictions

Condemning the restrictions imposed by J&K government in old city, moderate Hurriyat Conference Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said force and repression were the only standard response of the administration to people`s aspirations.

Govt scuttles Hurriyat rally; Mirwaiz under house arrest

Authorities on Saturday did not allow
moderate Hurriyat Conference to hold a rally at the Eidgah.

Mirwaiz ready for talks focused on finding solution

Hurriyat moderate Mirwaiz Umar
Farooq on Friday said his amalgam was ready to enter into a
dialogue with the Centre provided it was focused on finding a
lasting solution to Kashmir issue.

Abdullah asks Mirwaiz to walk the talk, start parleys with Govt

Farooq Abdullah agreed with Mirwaiz that dialogue was the only way to resolve the K-issue.

Bhatt, Agnivesh condemn assault on Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

Prominent social activists including
film maker Mahesh Bhatt and Swami Agnivesh today condemned the
manhandling of Hurriyat Conference leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.

Curfew in parts of Srinagar following Mirwaiz assault

Curfew was imposed in the Old City areas of Srinagar to prevent protests and violence.

Mirwaiz slams Omar remark on Maoist-JK militant links

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday rejected the remarks of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah that "supporters of militant violence" in Kashmir have links with Maoists, saying it is an attempt to malign the "indigenous movement".

J&K: Mirwaiz seeks UK`s intervention on human rights issue

The moderate Hurriyat Conference,
led by Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, on Tuesday sought intervention of the
Britain on the issue of what it said violation of human rights
in Kashmir Valley.

Interlocutors: Geelani says futile; Mirwaiz to discuss

The hardline Hurriyat Conference
Wednesday rejected as a "futile exercise" the Centre`s appointment
of interlocutors for a dialogue process in Jammu and Kashmir.