Articles about Syed Ali Shah Geelani

Syed Ali Shah Geelani is a prominent Kashmiri separatist leader and former Chairman of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC). He was born near Bandipora in Jammu & Kashmir and joined the Jamaat-e-Islami Kashmir at a young age. Geelani contested for the first time in the J&K Assembly elections in 1972 from the Sopore constituency and was re-elected to the state legislature in 1977. He was again elected from Sopore in the 1987 elections. In the 1990s, Geelani resigned from the Assembly and emerged as a separatist leader, joining the APHC. He is often blamed for the rise in separatism, militancy, and bloodshed in the Kashmir valley during that period. After the 2003 split in the Hurriyat Conference, Geelani led its hardline faction as against the moderates of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. Geelani advocated Kashmir’s merger into Pakistan and received tacit support from the latter throughout his years as a separatist activist. He quit the Hurriyat Conference in 2020, and the same year was awarded Pakistan’s highest civilian honor, Nishan-e-Pakistan. He passed away in September 2021 at the age of 91.

'Fake claims of normalcy': Mehbooba Mufti allegedly under house arrest

07 Sep 2021

'Fake claims of normalcy': Mehbooba Mufti allegedly under house arrest

Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti, today said she has been placed under house arrest.

Syed Geelani buried in Srinagar; curbs imposed across Kashmir

02 Sep 2021

Syed Geelani buried in Srinagar; curbs imposed across Kashmir

Syed Ali Shah Geelani, a longtime Kashmiri separatist leader, was buried at a graveyard near his residence in Srinagar's Hyderpora area around 4:30 am on Thursday.

Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Kashmiri separatist leader, passes away

02 Sep 2021

Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Kashmiri separatist leader, passes away

Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has passed away. He was 91. His family sources confirmed that he died at around 10:30 pm on Wednesday.

Face of Kashmir's separatism, Syed Geelani, quits Hurriyat at 90

29 Jun 2020

Face of Kashmir's separatism, Syed Geelani, quits Hurriyat at 90

On Monday, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, the most known face of Kashmir's separatist politics, quit Hurriyat Conference, an umbrella body of separatist parties formed in 1993.

Kashmir: Local rapes three-year-old during iftar, people protest on streets

13 May 2019

Kashmir: Local rapes three-year-old during iftar, people protest on streets

Once again, humanity has hit a new low. This time, in Kashmir.

Crackdown on separatists continue as Yasin Malik, Jamaat leaders, detained

23 Feb 2019

Crackdown on separatists continue as Yasin Malik, Jamaat leaders, detained

In a late night raid in Jammu and Kashmir, police detained separatist leader Yasin Malik from his Srinagar residence on Friday.

After Pulwama attack, security of five separatist leaders withdrawn

17 Feb 2019

After Pulwama attack, security of five separatist leaders withdrawn

The Indian government on Sunday announced it has withdrawn security of five separatist leaders of Jammu and Kashmir after the barbaric Pulwama attack on CRPF in which 40 soldiers lost their lives.

J&K: Separatist-sponsored strike disrupts normal life in Kashmir valley

27 Oct 2018

J&K: Separatist-sponsored strike disrupts normal life in Kashmir valley

Normal life in Kashmir was affected today due to the strike called by separatists to protest against the landing of the army in the valley on this day in 1947 to repulse the invasion by Pakistan.

Separatist-sponsored strike after Kulgam blast disrupts normal life in Kashmir

22 Oct 2018

Separatist-sponsored strike after Kulgam blast disrupts normal life in Kashmir

Normal life was once again disrupted in the Kashmir Valley Monday due to a strike called by separatists over the death of seven civilians in a blast at an encounter site in Kulgam district.

Kashmir: Strike called by separatists following Wani's killing disrupts normal-life

12 Oct 2018

Kashmir: Strike called by separatists following Wani's killing disrupts normal-life

Normal life in Kashmir was affected today due to a strike called by separatists after the killing of PhD scholar-turned-Hizbul Mujahideen commander Manaan Bashir Wani in an encounter with security forces.

Protests to save Article 35A disrupts life in Kashmir valley

30 Aug 2018

Protests to save Article 35A disrupts life in Kashmir valley

Life in Kashmir came to a standstill today due to a shutdown called by separatists against a PIL in the Supreme Court on the validity of Article 35A, which bars people from outside J&K from acquiring any immovable property in the state.

J&K-cops round up Yasin Malik, Mirwaiz Farooq to prevent protests

21 Jun 2018

J&K-cops round up Yasin Malik, Mirwaiz Farooq to prevent protests

Police in J&K rounded up top separatist leaders today to prevent them from going ahead with a protest strike in the Valley.

During ceasefire in Kashmir, terror, violence and deaths shot up

18 Jun 2018

During ceasefire in Kashmir, terror, violence and deaths shot up

In the one month that the government maintained ceasefire in Kashmir, violence reached a record high, official data has revealed.

Government ends Ramzan ceasefire in Kashmir, security operations to resume

17 Jun 2018

Government ends Ramzan ceasefire in Kashmir, security operations to resume

The Indian government has decided not to extend the one-month ceasefire it declared in troubled Jammu and Kashmir on the occasion of Ramzan.

Normalcy returns to Kashmir as separatists call off strike

09 May 2018

Normalcy returns to Kashmir as separatists call off strike

Normalcy returned to most parts of Kashmir Valley today as the separatists called off their three-day strike against the death of six civilians during clashes with security forces, in which eight militants were also killed.

At least 45 Kashmiri youths joined militancy this year

03 May 2018

At least 45 Kashmiri youths joined militancy this year

At least 45 youths from the Kashmir Valley, including an MBA and a Ph.D. scholar, have joined militancy this year till mid-April, according to officials, as the unusual surge in numbers takes the security establishment by surprise.

Unrest in Kashmir: Exams postponed, trains cancelled

04 Apr 2018

Unrest in Kashmir: Exams postponed, trains cancelled

After the death of 13 separatist fighters, 3 army men, and 4 civilians on Sunday, authorities have shut down schools postponing exam in Kashmir. Further, trains were canceled for the third consecutive day.

J&K's separatists warn "mass agitation" if Article 35A is changed

30 Oct 2017

J&K's separatists warn "mass agitation" if Article 35A is changed

Separatists in J&K have threatened another round of agitations against the Mehbooba Mufti-led government if the State Subject Law under Article 35 A of the Indian Constitution is tinkered with.

Separatists reject Centre's calls for dialogue over J&K violence

25 Oct 2017

Separatists reject Centre's calls for dialogue over J&K violence

The separatist Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) has hardened its stance saying they won't accept anything less than freedom from India.

NIA summons Kashmiri PhD scholar, trade leader over terror funding

25 Sep 2017

NIA summons Kashmiri PhD scholar, trade leader over terror funding

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) summoned several prominent Kashmiris for questioning on Monday over the Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) terror funding case.

Terror funding: NIA raids 16 locations across Delhi and Kashmir

06 Sep 2017

Terror funding: NIA raids 16 locations across Delhi and Kashmir

The NIA raided 16 locations across Kashmir and Delhi today in connection with its investigation on Kashmiri terror funding, separatist activities and hawala operations.

Terrorist financing: NIA questions Syed Ali Shah Geelani's sons

16 Aug 2017

Terrorist financing: NIA questions Syed Ali Shah Geelani's sons

As part of the ongoing crackdown on terrorist financing, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) questioned Nayeem and Nasim, Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani's sons.

Geelani close aide might have leaked national secrets to Pakistan

01 Aug 2017

Geelani close aide might have leaked national secrets to Pakistan

A close aide of Hurriyat's Syed Ali Shah Geelani is suspected of passing on classified information to Pakistan's ISI.

Pakistani terror funding: Geelani's son-in-law, six others arrested

24 Jul 2017

Pakistani terror funding: Geelani's son-in-law, six others arrested

The NIA has arrested Altaf Shah, son-in-law of Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, and six other separatists for alleged terror funding.

3 terrorists shot down near Tral (J&K), 1 in hiding

15 Jul 2017

3 terrorists shot down near Tral (J&K), 1 in hiding

In an encounter ensuing between terrorists and security forces, 3 terrorists have been killed in Tral.

J&K: Thousands of Kashmiris attend Bashir Lashkari's funeral

03 Jul 2017

J&K: Thousands of Kashmiris attend Bashir Lashkari's funeral

Thousands of Kashmiris bid farewell to Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Bashir Lashkari, at his funeral, held at Lashkari's ancestral village, Soaf-shali in Anantnag.

Terror-funding: NIA detains Geelani's son-in-law, two other Hurriyat leaders

28 Jun 2017

Terror-funding: NIA detains Geelani's son-in-law, two other Hurriyat leaders

The National Investigation Agency has detained Altaf Ahmed Shah, son-in-law of Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, over funding of terror activities in the Valley.

Violence in several parts of Kashmir on Eid-ul-Fitr

26 Jun 2017

Violence in several parts of Kashmir on Eid-ul-Fitr

Clashes between locals and security forces were reported from parts of Kashmir even as the Valley reveled in Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations on June 26.

Calling 'terror threat' a bluff, Geelani welcomes Amarnath yatris

19 Jun 2017

Calling 'terror threat' a bluff, Geelani welcomes Amarnath yatris

Calling the terror threats to be presumptuous lie, Separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani called out to all the Amarnath yatris thereby welcoming them to the state. The Hurriyat leader further stated that the devouts were the state's revered guests.

Separatist JKLF chief Yasin Malik arrested amid wider crackdown

05 Jun 2017

Separatist JKLF chief Yasin Malik arrested amid wider crackdown

Police have arrested separatist leader and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Muhammad Yasin Malik in Srinagar.

Crackdown on terrorist-financing: NIA raids 26 locations in three states

04 Jun 2017

Crackdown on terrorist-financing: NIA raids 26 locations in three states

As a continuation of Indian security agencies' crackdown on terrorist financing, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) raided about 26 premises owned by separatist leaders and businessmen across three states.

NIA raids suspected hawala traders over terror funding from Pakistan

03 Jun 2017

NIA raids suspected hawala traders over terror funding from Pakistan

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has raided 14 places in Kashmir and 8 in Delhi over terror funding from Pakistan.

Intel says Hizbul wants Musa back, no new commander announced

22 May 2017

Intel says Hizbul wants Musa back, no new commander announced

Intelligence agencies have stated that the Hizbul Mujahideen wants Zakir Rashid Bhat, alias Musa, who quit as the group's Kashmir chief over political differences, back with the organization.

A new terror outfit being planned in Pakistan

21 May 2017

A new terror outfit being planned in Pakistan

Intel sources seem to believe that a new terrorist organization is being incubated in Pakistan that will focus on ex-Hizbul Mujahideen commander Zakir Musa's ideology.

Pakistani funding: NIA launches probe against Kashmiri separatist leaders

20 May 2017

Pakistani funding: NIA launches probe against Kashmiri separatist leaders

The National Investigation Agency has launched a probe against several hardline separatist leaders who allegedly receive funds from Pakistan-based terror outfits, including Lashkar -e-Taiba (LeT).

Using kids in terror: Govt plans de-radicalization programs in Kashmir

20 May 2017

Using kids in terror: Govt plans de-radicalization programs in Kashmir

To counter the alarming trend of using children for terror, the government is planning de-radicalisation programs with teachers and elders in Kashmir.

Hizbul Mujahideen commander quits organization

14 May 2017

Hizbul Mujahideen commander quits organization

A year after stepping into the shoes of his mentor Burhan Wani, Hizbul Mujahideen commander Zakir Rashid Bhat alias Zakir Musa announced his dissociation from the Hizbul Mujahideen.

Tekrik-e-Taliban Pakistan to join jihad in Kashmir

29 Sep 2016

Tekrik-e-Taliban Pakistan to join jihad in Kashmir

The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, one of the deadliest terror groups operating on Pakistani soil, have called to wage a fresh jihad in Kashmir against Indian security forces.

Sharif discusses Kashmir with John Kerry

20 Sep 2016

Sharif discusses Kashmir with John Kerry

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif brought up the Kashmir issue during discussions with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Washington.

India denies UNHRC permission to visit to Kashmir

14 Sep 2016

India denies UNHRC permission to visit to Kashmir

With Pakistan bringing up the Kashmir issue in various international platforms, the United Nations Human Rights Council requested India to grant access to the valley so they can assess the situation.