Jaibans Singh The constitutional changes brought about in the status of Jammu and Kashmir in August, 2019, led to talk of widespread agitations against the changes that never happened. A few months down the line, in the beginning of the year 2020, so-called "experts" were hired by vested interests to present an adverse economic impact on the region due to the restrictions … [Read more...] about The economy of terror in Kashmir has been choked substantially
Mirwaiz Omar Farooq
Hardip Bedi In the wake of the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union territories and abrogation of Article 370, the political structures in Kashmir that were aligned with separatism and soft separatism have been left without viable agendas. Syed Ali Geelani, one among the tallest leaders of the Hurriyat Conference, chose to resign from all posts in June, 2020. He … [Read more...] about Imran Khan: Latest poster boy of irrelevant Hurriyat Conference
Jasbir Sarai The moment the word “separatist” is used in India, it conjures the image of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and their colleagues of the All Party Hurriyat Conference (APHC) in Kashmir, who subscribe to this ideology. Use of the ideology of separatism as a political tool in Kashmir, however, goes as far back as 1931 when some Muslim pressure groups … [Read more...] about With the myth broken, Kashmiri separatism is in doldrums
Dr. Simrit Kahlon Mirwaiz Maulvi Mohammad Farooq, the much revered spiritual leader of the Muslims of Kashmir and father of Hurriyat Conference chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, was brutally murdered on May, 2, 1990, at his residence in Srinagar. The security agencies and the terrorists blamed each other for the heinous crime. The terrorists called it a state sponsored … [Read more...] about Assasination of Maulvi Farooq: The aftermath and lessons to be learnt
Jasbir Sarai Syed Ali Shah Geelani is daring Omar Abdullah to give permission to him to hold a rally at Lal Chowk to demonstrate the representative nature of his organisation and his movement which, he insists, reflects the aspirations of the people of Kashmir. Geelani’s ire had been invited by a recent statement made by the Chief Minister. "Let the people decide who is … [Read more...] about Can anyone make Hurriyat see reason?