Describing the meeting between Abdul Basit and Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani in the national capital as a 'conspiracy', the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday alleged that Pakistan's High Commissioner is working at the behest of the ISI.
Hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has written a letter to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif opposing a proposed move to merge Gilgit-Baltistan with that country, warning that such a step would prove disastrous.
Hardline Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Saturday said the chances of Islamic State expanding its operations to Kashmir were "almost zero" and dismissed the terror outfit's reported claims in this regard.
Pakistan-occupied Kashmir President has convened a conference in Islamabad to discuss 'Kashmir' and 'emergence of Hindu Extremism in India' which will be attended by controversial Independent MLA of Jammu and Kashmir Sheikh Abdul Rashid even as separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani declined the invitation.
Hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has denounced the ISIS against the backdrop of repeated display of its flag in Kashmir, saying it is a terrorist organisation which does not represent Islam.
Hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani today said his organisation is not against "pleasant and friendly" ties between India and Pakistan but rubbished the four-point formula which had been mooted by former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf on Kashmir issue.
Separatists here welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Lahore on Friday, with moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq terming it "a positive move" and hardline faction leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani saying they have no objection to improved relations between India and Pakistan.
Separatist groups on Saturday hit out at former chief minister Farooq Abdullah for his statement on Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, claiming it was far from ground reality in the state.
Hardline Hurriyat Conference on Wednesday appointed Syed Ali Shah Geelani as its lifetime chairman while restructuring the separatist amalgam to accommodate leaders who defected recently from the rival faction headed by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.
Hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and dozens of Shia mourners were today detained as police scuttled separatist plan to mark the fourth day ceremony of slain trucker Zahid Bhat and stage a Muharram procession in violation of prohibitory orders here.
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif invited Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and the actions seem to be speaking louder than words. Pakistan's strategies to interfere in Kashmir have been steadily growing.