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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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After Pulwama attack, security of five separatist leaders withdrawn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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.