The government has so far dismissed over 20 employees from service on accusations of being a threat to the security of the State.
Like his predecessor Syed Ali Geelani, Masarat Alam Bhat (51) is seen as pro-Pakistan. He has been under preventive detention for 11 years. In a statement issued to the media, the Hurriyat Conference said the people of Jammu and Kashmir look up to his leadership with great expectations.
In a high profile meeting, Home Minister Amit Shah discussed the security situation in the UT following the death of Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani.
The statement said Shabir Ahmad Shah and Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar were elected as vice-chairmen.
'You fight with a person when he is alive. But when he dies he becomes a body. That body deserves respect,' Mehbooba Mufti said.
In a statement, Hurriyat said: ‘It is so tragically inhuman when a family is denied the basic right of burial of their loved one’.
Former J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti criticised Centre for lodging FIR over draping the separatist leader’s body in Pakistan flag.
After Geelani’s death, videos surfaced showing Syed Ali Shah Geelani's body wrapped in a Pakistani flag.
Following demise of the separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, mobile services, except on BSNL's postpaid, were snapped across the valley on Wednesday night as a pre-emptive measure.
Geelani, 92, died on Wednesday evening after prolonged illness at his Hyderpora residence, where he was under house arrest for the past decade. His family was allegedly not allowed to be part of his burial.
For the past 30 years, Geelani had remained the pivot of Kashmiri separatism. Geelani was known for giving prolonged strike calls and one word from him brought Kashmir to a pause.
Syed Ali Shah Geelani, former chairman of hardline Hurriyat Conference, died in Srinagar on Wednesday after prolonged illness
Some argue that Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani, at the fag end of his life, has foreclosed any option of compromise or dialogue and passed the baton to youth and asked them to stand for 'whatever ideology he stood for over the years'.
In a short audio, Geelani said, 'keeping in view the present situation in the Hurriyat Conference, I announce to part ways from the Hurriyat forum. The decision has been conveyed to all the constituents of Hurriyat through an official letter.'
On Tuesday, the J&K administration snapped internet services in the Valley in the wake of rumours about the deteriorating health of veteran leader.
Hurriyet announced that Geelani has recently expressed his wish to be buried at the Mazar-e-Shuhada, a graveyard in Eidgah, Srinagar.
Speaking on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, Ugo Astuto noted the principle of equality is enshrined in the Indian Constitution and hoped that 'it will be upheld'.
Amid Internet shutdown, journalists in Kashmir received an email from incarcerated separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani.
Fishermen fishing from Kumari dam as it overflowing following heavy rain in Kanyakumari district.PTI Photo
Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is greeted by the officials on his arrival in Israel.PTI Photo
Commuters wade through amid heavy rain in Gurugram.PTI Photo
People play instruments during Kullu Dussehra, in Kullu.PTI Photo
BJP Yuva Morcha workers protest against the alleged attack on the ISKCON temple at Bangladesh, in front of Vivekananda House in Kolkata.PTI Photo
The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.
The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.
Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.
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