Umar Farooq

Mirwaiz-led Hurriyat condemns 'forcible closure' of Jamia Masjid in Srinagar

The managing body of Jamia Masjid claimed that authorities did not allow congregational prayers there by deploying security personnel in large numbers.

published on : 16th October 2021

Hope formation of new Afghan govt will end four decades of conflict: Hurriyat Conference

The Taliban swept across Afghanistan last month, seizing control of almost all key towns and cities in the backdrop of withdrawal of the US forces that began on May 1.

published on : 9th September 2021

Syed Ali Shah Geelani: Lone voice of opposition to Musharraf’s four-point formula to resolve Kashmir issue

He was known for his hardline ideology and advocated J&K’s accession to Pakistan. He was heading a Hurriyat faction since 2003.

published on : 2nd September 2021

Hurriyat demands release of Mirwaiz, alleges no one allowed to meet him

A spokesperson said three Hurriyat executive members Prof Abdul Ghani Bhat, Bilal Lone and Masroor Abbas Ansari were denied permission to meet Mirwaiz at his Nageen residence.

published on : 29th July 2021

Mirwaiz Farooq under detention for last 20 months; not released even during Ramzan: Hurriyat

The Hurriyat leader was detained at his house on August 4, 2019, a day ahead of the Centre announcing the abrogation of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir's special status.

published on : 16th April 2021

Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq stops short of condemning stone-pelting on school bus in J-K

Mirwaiz today called the stone-pelting incident on a school bus in Shopian district "hooliganism" but stopped short of condemning the attack in which a Class 2 student was injured.

published on : 3rd May 2018

Bharat Bandh: BJP leader who offered Rs 10 lakh for cutting Mirwaiz Umar Farooq's tongue arrested in Madhya Pradesh for inciting violence

BJP leader Gajraj Jatav has been arrested now for inciting violence during the April 2 Bharat Bandh in Bhind district of Madhya Pradesh.

published on : 8th April 2018