Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

Acid test ahead for Amit Shah in Jammu and Kashmir

It is worth mentioning that the BJP leadership had built the party’s Lok Sabha election campaign around the Pulwama issue and terrorism in Kashmir and Shah had, in his election rallies, spoken of iron fist action against terrorists and scrapping the controversial Articles 370 and 35A that “encourage” separatism in J&K.

Ready to support India-Pakistan talks, says Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

Farooq, who was speaking at a seminar organised by the Hurriyat Conference in Srinagar said, "We are not against either the people of India or development. If India and Pakistan initiate a dialogue, we are ready to support it, but India must first accept the basic reality that there can be no military solution to the Kashmir dispute."