Hurriyat welcomes announcement on Indo-Pak Foreign Secy talks

Welcoming the proposed foreign secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan next month, moderate Hurriyat Conference Friday said it was ready to extend its support to any initiative aimed at peaceful resolution of Kashmir issue.

Separatists groups call for strike during Narendra Modi`s visit in J&K

Separatists groups, including all the three factions of Hurriyat Conference on Tuesday called for a general strike on Friday to protest against the visit of Prime Minister Narendera Modi to Jammu and Kashmir.

Curbs clamped in Srinagar to thwart march by moderate Hurriyat

Authorities on Friday imposed curfew- like restrictions in parts of the old city here to thwart a proposed march by the moderate Hurriyat Conference even as they placed its chairman, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, under house arrest.

Don`t sideline K-issue: Separatists to India, Pak

The moderate Hurriyat Conference, led by Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, on welcomed the resumption of dialogue between India and Pakistan but cautioned both the countries against sidelining Kashmir issue.

Restrictions, shutdown affect normal life in Srinagar

Normal life in Jammu and Kashmir`s summer capital was affected Wednesday by official restrictions and a separatist shutdown call.

Mirwaiz placed under house arrest ahead of march, curbs in Srinagar

Moderate Hurriyat group`s chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq was on Tuesday placed under house arrest while authorities have decided to impose restrictions in old city areas of Srinagar to thwart a march he has called for Wednesday, an official said.

Mirwaiz flays Geelani, says he is making baseless allegation

Moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Saturday blasted his hardline counterpart for accusing him of having a secret meeting with emissaries of Narendra Modi, saying Syed Ali Shah Geelani was making irresponsible statements aimed at creating confusion among people.

Restrictions in Srinagar over separatist shutdown affects life

The authorities imposed restrictions in some areas of Srinagar Saturday to maintain law and order in the wake of a shutdown called by the separatists in this Jammu and Kashmir summer capital.

Umer Farooq invites UN General Assembly President to visit J&K

Moderate Hurriyat Conference headed by Mirwaiz Umer Farooq invited UN General Assembly President John Ashe to visit Jammu and Kashmir and take stock of human rights and political situation.

Mirwaiz hopes Kashmir peace talks will resume after elections

Hurriyat Conference`s Mirwaiz Umer Farooq hoped that peace dialogue will resume after general elections and amalgam would support process to resolve the Kashmir issue if the Centre shows "sincerity".

No dialogue is going on with Centre, says Hurriyat

Hurriyat Conference termed as "misleading" statement of Union Minister of State for Home Affairs RPN Singh that Centre was talking with separatists and said it was done to "hoodwink" public opinion.

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.

`Time for talks between leaders of both sides of Kashmir has come`

India and Pakistan should provide opportunities to the leadership of Kashmir on both the sides to sit together and talk, chairman of Moderate Hurriyat Mirwaiz Umer Farooq said on Sunday.

Mirwaiz rules out taking part in electoral politics of J&K

Moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq ruled out taking part in electoral politics of J&K but maintained that the separatist leaders cannot turn a blind eye to day-to-day problems of the people in the state.

Hurriyat group discusses meeting with Sartaj

The moderate Hurriyat group`s executive committee headed by Mirwaiz Umer Farooq met here Monday to discuss whether or not the separatist conglomerate should engage in Track II diplomacy with New Delhi.

Hold tripartite dialogue to resolve Kashmir issue: Mirwaiz

Moderate Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Sunday advocated a tripartite dialogue for resolving Kashmir issue.

Respect sentiments, sensitivities for meaningful Indo-Pak dialogue: Khurshid

Disapproving of Pakistan Prime Minister`s Foreign Affairs Advisor`s meeting with Hurriyat leaders, India said for meaningful dialogue and for sustainable peace it is necessary that its "sentiments and sensitivities" are respected.

Mirwaiz to back Rahul if he accepts realities on Kashmir

Chairman of moderate Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Friday assured Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi the support of people.

Situation in Keran sector a cause for concern: Hurriyat chief

Chairman of moderate Hurriyat Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Monday expressed concern over the border tension between India and Pakistan.

Separatist march to curfew-bound Shopian foiled

The authorities placed senior leaders of the moderate Hurriyat group, including Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, under house arrest on Friday to foil their bid to march to curfew-bound south Kashmir`s Shopian town.