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Indian defense minister Manohar Parrikar, who will begin his two day visit to Jammu and Kashmir has said Hurriyat G Leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani should declare himself an Indian, if he wants to get a passport. Parrikar made the comments at the ‘Manthan’ conclave organised by TV channel Aaj Tak. “If he wants to apply for a passport, he will have to fill the form and declare he is Indian, that will be the first round of victory… all separatists should be made to apply for a passport,” he said. The External Affairs Ministry has rejected the passport application

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Photograph by Shahid Tantray Coalition partners in Jammu and Kashmir, BJP-PDP are again at loggerheads over Hurriyat (G) leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s request for a passport. PDP president Mehbooba Mufti said that she will make sure Geelani gets a passport to be able to visit his ailing daughter in Saudi Arabia. Mehbooba Mufti told reporters, “I believe that no government can, on humanitarian grounds, deny a father the right to meet his daughter.” However, PDP’s coalition partner in the state BJP said that Geelani should first acknowledge that he is an Indian and “apologise” for his anti-national views if he

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Earlier this month, Microsoft introduced How-Old.net site at the company’s annual Build Developer Conference. The site takes data from an uploaded image to determine the subject’s age and gender. Soon after the launch of the site it became an internet sensation. Within hours, thousands of people thronged the site curious to know whether a simple Internet site could accurately read their face and tell their age. So we decided to test the software with some known faces of Kashmir’s politics. Here is what we found:

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In a bid to foil after Friday prayer protests in Kashmir, police raided the houses of Masarat Alam led Muslim League (ML) activists and detained scores of them while some workers managed to give a slip to police. Hurriyat G leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani had urged people to protest peacefully on Friday after prayers across Kashmir Valley against the invoking of Public Safety Act on Muslim League chairman Masarat Alam. Muslim League, spokesperson Muhammad Rafiq Ganaie said that police arrested all but 22 ML activists during the raids and detained them in different police stations across Kashmir. Earlier, authorities had placed separatist leaders

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Lawyer of jailed Hurriyat (G) leader Masarat Alam, Shabir Ahmed Bhat has alleged that the government is using Public Safety Act as a tactic to keep Alam behind bars. “The government failed to produce any evidences against Masrat Aalam during the trial in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Budgam on Wednesday and the chances were bright that he would be bailed out on Saturday. Keeping this fact in view, the authorities slapped PSA on him and now he can’t get released. Under PSA, any person can be put behind the bars for two years without any trial,” lawyer said.

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  Photograph by Shahid Tantray Hurriyat (G) led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Thursday has called for a complete shutdown on Saturday against the arrest of Masarat Alam under Public Safety Act (PSA). He also urged people to protests peacefully after Friday prayers tomorrow. According to a statement issued to press this afternoon, Syed Ali Geelani appealed people to hold protest demonstration after Friday prayers, tomorrow and observe a shutdown on Saturday against Masarat’s detention. Alam had been arrested on April, 17th. He is facing sedition charges for taking part at a rally in Srinagar on April 15 where some

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The chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani, today called for the peaceful protests on August 1, post-Friday prayers and a complete shutdown on Saturday, August 2, against the Jammu and Kashmir government’s decision of making Kousarnag another Yatra destination

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By News Desk Hurriyat G chairman, Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Monday issued a new protest calendar. He said that bringing back the mortal remains of Muhammed Afzal Guru is the ultimate demand of his party. In a press release issued here, Geelani was quoted saying, there will be no strike of Tuesday but people must hold protest demonstration peacefully in the evening. On Wednesday and Thursday, civil curfew must be observed by the people of Kashmir. Friday there will be no strike till 1 pm, but people should protest after the Friday congregational prayers and he added that, calendar

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By News Desk Hundreds of Kashmiri students studying in Delhi on Friday held a protest against the hanging of Afzal Guru in Tihar Jail. The protests march coincided with the Eidgah Chalo call given by the Hurriyat Conference in Jammu and Kashmir. Carrying banners and placards that read: We Want Freedom, Quit Kashmir, Resistance for Existence and so on, the protestors assembled at Eidgah, Batla House, after Friday prayers. “Guru’s judicial murder is an off-shoot of the numerous brutalities of India perpetrated by its state in Kashmir,” said a student, who wished not to be identified. “By using such an

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By News Desk While reacting to media reports suggesting that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had snubbed Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde for the way parliament attack convict Muhammad Afzal Guru was hanged without informing his family, Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani termed it as ‘too little too late and akin to wiping tears’. “As the Prime Minister of the country, he would have known and would have given directives. It is insignificant now and nothing more than wiping tears”, said Geelani. He said the conviction and hanging of Guru was bereft of legal sentiment. “The family should

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