x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   Chief Secretary shows mirror to Kashmir centric politicians | Amid complaints, Civil Sectt to monitor SKIMS finances | ‘Pakistan zindabad’ wala Akbar Lone now becomes peace emissary | In Kashmir vehicle lifers use load carriers to target prey | Young doctor among 13 fresh COVID-19 casualties in JK, toll reaches 472 | BJP Failed Jammu trends on twitter as youth vent anger over 4G internet suspension | DDC Udhampur reviews RDD sector achievements | JKDCSD demands SC status to Dalit Christians | Director Horticulture conducts extensive field visit of Rajouri | Delegation calls on Ex MLA Sat Sharma | Jammu, Srinagar Airports receive 23 domestic flights with 2,886 passengers | DYSS official participates in Taekwondo Pommsae | NMC appeals LG to regularize daily wagers | PHE Deptt shows slackness in finalization of seniority lists of various cadres | Social distancing norms, advisories go for a toss during retirement ceremony of ZEO Satwari | Anti Malaria squad conducts fogging | Social activist castigates BJP for imposing toll-plazas on Jammu | Centre to introduce new law to protect land rights of J&K natives, to table bill in Parliament | JKPCC criticizes admin for not giving permission to mark historic day | Gandhi Nagar Treasury conducts plantation drive | Jammu Admn felicitates Centenarian freedom fighter on behalf of President | No sale of junk food within 50 metres of school campus: FSSAI | Prof Hangloo accorded honorary rank of colonel | Veteran leader hails Defence Minister | Rein in your leaders | Police seize dumper for illegal mining | Abrogation of Article 370: A Year in Retrospect | 50% drop in deaths of security men in J&K in 2020 | The Resistance Front in Kashmir: Old and weakened wine in a new bottle | 3 villages along LoC connected to national elctricity grid, 73 years of wait for power over | 4 BJP leaders in Budgam resign hours after militants attack party worker | Woman PRI member warns self-immolation against alleged police harassment | UNIQUE WELLNESS TOURISM INITIATIVE NEEDED | BJP leader shot at by militants in Budgam district | Munish Gupta asks government to step in & solve problems of residents | UFD Jammu conducts plantation drive at Police Colony, Gladni | Dozens join AAP at Bishnah | MJWS organizes ‘Solo Sketch Exhibition’ | 200 settlement assistants seek LG’s intervention in implementation of FC Revenue order | Patients suffer as ENT OPD remains non-functional in DH Udhampur | Non-macadamized Khag to Aaripanthan road develops potholes, ditches; 90000 people suffer | RM Public School holds virtual Grandparents Day celebration | GRS suspended for marking attendance against dead person’s name | BSF orders ‘Independence Day walk’ at border posts along Pak, Bangladesh on Aug 15 | Fake Twitter account created in name of LG Manoj Sinha, Cyber police registers FIR | Decades on, landowners await Govt job, threaten to stop water from reservoirs | ABRSM media workshop concluded | Robroo Delhi showcases Balwant Thakur in 'Shaksiyat' series | Arun Choudhary appointed as Pradesh Patron BASR | Railways will soon integrate procurement process with GeM: Goyal | Indus Water Treaty meeting: India suggests video-conf, Pak insists meeting on Wagah border | Online Art Exhibition of Rahi's works inaugurated | Dogra youth committed for restoration of J&K’s statehood status: Jamwal | Man arrested for killing wife | 56 detained for violating weekend lockdown in Udhampur | Advisor Sharma welcomes setting up of SAT Centre in Srinagar | Operation called off as militants manage to escape in south Kashmir | Samba Police recovered 2 stolen bikes within 24 hours | Jammu Police, SDRF rescue two persons trapped in River Tawi | COVID-19: life remains affected due to lockdown in Kashmir | Army foils infiltration bid, one terrorist killed, two injured in KG sector of Poonch | Police to verify audio message claiming rifleman killed in Kashmir | Panic grips Poonch after failed attempt to kidnap minor | Distt Admin struck off names of BPL ration cards holders, deprives poor of benefits | Flash-floods hit Kullan village | Family of man killed in Pak firing being given ex-gratia of over Rs 1 lakh | Growing attacks on party activists reflective of Pakistan’s frustration: Ravinder Raina | Back Issues  
 
news details
Geelani dumped by friends, foes
Separatists unmoved over hawk’s resignation
7/2/2020 11:55:15 PM
Early Times Report

Jammu, July 2: Stoic silence maintained by the separatists over Hurriyat hawk Syed Ali Geelani bidding adieu to Hurriyat Conference indicates that the hardliner has been dumped even by his friends.
Hurriyat dove, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq who had joined hands with Geelani along with so-called JKLF Chief Yasin Malik post Burhan Wani’s killing in 2016 is also watching the situation with his lips sealed. He didn’t even issue a single press statement over Geelani’s resignation. “Geelani who once used to be considered as a poster man for the separatist politics in Kashmir all of the sudden left Hurriyat Conference. Why his ilk including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq is silent on such an important development. Why is he not even expressing his opinion on the matter?,” questioned one scribe based in Srinagar.
He added that there was a norm within the separatist ranks that no opportunity should be missed to hog the headlines. This is for the first time, that they have gone silent so dreadfully.
Furthermore, even mainstream politicians including the very erratic Omar Abdullah didn’t utter a word on the issue, preferring not to stir hornet’s nest amid the prevalent situation.
On June 29, in a 2-page letter and shot audio message Geelani announced his resignation from Hurriyat Conference. "Keeping in view the present situation in Hurriyat Conference, I announce my decision to part ways with it," he said, accusing members of the grouping of conspiring against him and saying it lacked discipline and accountability.
Addressing those leaders, Geelani said in the letter: "After August 5, the leaders who were not arrested were expected to lead the people, give them hope. Despite my house detention and government's curbs, I searched hard for you, but you were not available. I couldn't do much because of my health and detention."
Hurriyat Conference was formed in 1993 by various separatist groups in Kashmir. But the group split in 2003 when a faction headed by Geelani, who advocated Kashmir's merger with Pakistan, walked out after another group decided to hold talks with New Delhi and formed their own faction. With the split, Geelani was elected chairman for life for his faction of the Hurriyat, made up of more than 24 constituent parties, some of which have only a handful of members.
With Geelani’s resignation, a new debate has been generated about whether the current scenario has hinted at the end of separatist politics in Kashmir for times to come.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU