Hurriyat leader waves Pakistani flag at Indian Kashmir rally

Published: April 15, 2015



Hurriyat leader Masarat Alam waved the Pakistani flag on Wednesday to greet Kashmiri separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani at a rally in Srinagar, Indian media reported. 

According to Express News, Kashmiri leaders had organised a rally against the atrocities of the Indian state in Kashmir.

The Times of India reported that Alam also allegedly chanted pro-Pakistani slogans during the rally.

47-year-old Alam is a likely successor to Geelani. He was released from prison after four years on March 7.

India reacted furiously following the show of support for Pakistan at the Srinagar rally.

National Spokesperson Bharatiya Janata Party GVL Narasimha Rao said the act was completely unacceptable.

“We expect the state government of Jammu and Kashmir, headed by Mufti Saeed, to take cognizance of the matter,” Rao added.

Earlier in March, an FIR was registered against Kashmiri leader Asiya Andrabi for unfurling the Pakistani national flag on March 23 in Srinagar. She was booked under the ‘Unlawful Activities Prevention Act’.

Read: Separatist leader booked for unfurling Pakistani flag, singing national anthem in Srinagar

The fearless Asiya is the chief of Dukhtaran-e-Millat, a women’s wing associated with the Hurriyat. She allegedly sang the Pakistan national anthem as well after unfurling the flag.

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  • Diogenes
    Apr 15, 2015 - 6:33PM

    As an Indian, I support the right of any person within the territory of India to fly the Pakistani flag or the flag of any nation against whom we are not at war.

    India and Pakistan have established trade, diplomatic, cultural and social ties.

    Our nationhood is not so fragile that singing Pak Sarzameen or waving the Pakistani flag will threaten it. Recommend

  • Sami
    Apr 15, 2015 - 8:55PM

    We salute you our Kashmiri brothers.Recommend

  • Haider
    Apr 15, 2015 - 9:21PM

    Salute to Kashmiries and thousands there…Now Indian army the huge people there….Thousands of separatists.This is where BJP went wrong.After loss of Mission 44 badly now this situation….Recommend

  • JN
    Apr 15, 2015 - 9:49PM

    He can wave a flag or tattoo the flag on his back, I don’t care ! Recommend

  • Peer
    Apr 15, 2015 - 9:57PM

    Where are the trolls of the so called biggest democracy and human rights champions? Freedom is the fundamental right of our Kashmiri brothers. Recommend

  • genesys
    Apr 15, 2015 - 10:08PM

    He will have real fun when and if he migrates to his desired country.Boy this discrimination and uncertainty of living he will love to enjoy.Make your imagined lands your country for change and leave India and its comfort.Recommend

  • mohamed
    Apr 15, 2015 - 10:11PM

    I’m an Indian and i’m proud to be an India and i feel muslim Kashmiris are big time fools. Instead of improving their financial status or helping the family by doing job these stupids are creating problems. Time to wake up guys, India is developing fast and be part of it. It would take pakistan to decades to reach the level of India 25 years back.Recommend

  • Raj
    Apr 15, 2015 - 11:01PM

    What’s the big deal here? A tiny minority of Muslims in Kashmir want to be part of Pakistan. Doesn’t sound anything new! These people should be encouraged to migrate to the land of the pure and enjoy the benefits!Recommend

  • Kashmiri
    Apr 15, 2015 - 11:22PM

    @Mohamed: You are an Indian but not a Kashmiri. That is the difference. 80000+ kashmiris have already been murdered by Indian army to date in addition to hundreds of thousands of rapes on gun point. These are not easy to swallow or forgettable things. There is absolutely no alternative to freedom now irrespective of the economic growth India achieves. Recommend

  • Shuaib Bhat
    Apr 15, 2015 - 11:24PM

    As a Pakistani of Kashmiri origin. I couldn’t be more happy. It’s a shame India won’t go ahead with a plebiscite.Recommend

  • Haider
    Apr 15, 2015 - 11:48PM

    It might take time to reach India’s current level.25 yrs back India was nothing.Even Imran Khan said when I played cricket I came to Pakistan from India.It felt i came from poor country to rich and now things are different.See forcasts about Pakistan in 2005 made.We are hit by terrorism and its reducing day by day and Pakistan will prosper whether it takes years or decades.but please keep your nonsensical point of views with u..Recommend

  • Khan
    Apr 16, 2015 - 12:28AM

    Should arab army will support on this, ? i would like to see the comments of Kuwaiti and UAE ministers.Recommend

  • Realist
    Apr 16, 2015 - 12:37AM

    Maybe a tiny minority wants to be a part of Pakistan, but if India believes the majority wants to stay with India — why does it fear implementing the UN-implemented plebiscite that the disputed (and illegally occupied) land deserves?

    Because we all know that the majority will choose freedom from Indian tyranny. It’s irrelevant if they join Pakistan or not — what’s relevant is their right to nationhood and freedom of choice.Recommend

  • Raisani
    Apr 16, 2015 - 12:53AM

    Kashmir is integral part of Pakistan n ultimately we will take it from Indian occupants by way of force. Recommend

  • Troll
    Apr 16, 2015 - 12:57AM

    @Peer, @Kashmiri, @Shuaib Bhat:

    Keep smiling with a sense of false victory. These things will go unabated & has been going since last 3 decades. The result: ????. It will always be ???. Why not raise the toast again in UN this time with these pictures & force brutal India to come to your terms. You may succeed.

    @Peer: The trolls are here buddy… let’s have some fun ….Recommend

  • Mohit
    Apr 16, 2015 - 1:26AM

    Pakistan should open its arms to those Indians who want to become Pakistanis, whether Kashmiris or otherwise.
    India would be more than happy to get rid of such traitors.It is their loss, not India’s.
    Kashmir is the land of Hindu sages and saints. Hindu and Buddhist religions and cultures flourished here until the Muslim invaders started converting at sword-point. India won’t give up Kashmir. It is our inseparable part.
    If Kashmir joins Pakistan, it will merely become a slave region, just like the so called ‘Azad Kashmir’ is.Recommend

  • mardaan
    Apr 16, 2015 - 3:18AM

    I doubt majority of kashmiris consider pakistan as an option and though iam a Pakistani kashmiri ….but would love to see kashmir united under indian flag.Recommend

  • ajay
    Apr 16, 2015 - 3:27AM

    @Kashmiri: what about Kashmiri pandits killed by kashmiri muslim, read
    what about 3million bangla people killed by pakistani military. read here

  • observer
    Apr 16, 2015 - 3:59AM

    LOL! Big deal. A few dozen extremists are paid by the Pak intelligence agencies to raise the Pakistani flag. Just round them all up and send them to Pakistan where they can do this everyday all their life.Recommend

  • Abdul
    Apr 16, 2015 - 4:35AM

    These flag unfurling, slogan shouting people should be sent the country whose slogans they shouting ASAP.Recommend

  • tp
    Apr 16, 2015 - 4:35AM

    No big deal, same old Muslim cry. If any is not happy with India , go ahead and enjoy with ur friends. Will paki accept kashimiri without Kashmir ? Fool pak only interested In land, nothing to do with people or Muslim.Recommend

  • Abdul
    Apr 16, 2015 - 4:36AM

    No its not.Recommend

  • Abdul
    Apr 16, 2015 - 4:38AM

    Nothing wrong with the separatists that and AK 47could not cure.Recommend

  • Ahmad
    Apr 16, 2015 - 4:38AM

    All Kashmirs are Pakistani, so off course they would raise that flag.Recommend

  • omar
    Apr 16, 2015 - 5:22AM

    Yea whatever makes you feel better, this is deaf dumb blind behavior has been a signature of Indian govt. and i suppose the people there as well about Kashmir. Go through the archives of your own media and you will see how much of a”minority” this is. Recommend

  • someone
    Apr 16, 2015 - 5:39AM

    That is what happens when you let a rabid on the street. Cage him or put him down.Recommend

  • someone
    Apr 16, 2015 - 5:41AM

    Well although its saddening, however it tells the difference between the two countries. In one, a Balochi can not attend a conference in a university while in other a separatist can wave flag of enemy country. Recommend

  • RBaruah
    Apr 16, 2015 - 5:43AM

    A few mosquito bites cannot harm the Indian state. Let them fly a flag and let off steam. The caravan will march on.Recommend

  • Kashmiri Pandit
    Apr 16, 2015 - 5:51AM

    And you are a Pakistani not Kashmiri. These 80000 Kashmiris have been killed by ISI trained Militants. These ISI trained militants come in Indian military dresses and rape innocent Kashmiri girls. Shame on you. If Indian Army is that bad how can separatist wave Pakistani flag? or how can separatists roam around freely on first place. Stop spreading typical ISI conspiracies.Recommend

  • swetab
    Apr 16, 2015 - 7:24AM

    my dear pakistani freinds u talk abt abt human rights violations in kasmir wat abt baluchistanRecommend

  • ny
    Apr 16, 2015 - 7:56AM

    @Kashmiri Pandit

    Oh give me a break. You’ve gotta shut off Indian news media channels once in a while and stop being in denial. Indian media’s propaganda is working successfully to deceive Indians I see.Recommend

  • bilal ahmad malik
    Apr 16, 2015 - 8:21AM

    Kashmri panduts are totally fool people why they leave kashmir.kashmir is never untergal part of india indian people are stuppid because thry ignore there history .Recommend

  • Milind
    Apr 16, 2015 - 9:25AM

    @ny – Oh give me a break. You’ve gotta shut off Pakistani news media channels once in a while and stop being in denial. Pakistani media’s propaganda is working successfully to deceive Pakistanis I see.Recommend

  • Deepak
    Apr 16, 2015 - 9:30AM

    I have serious differences with BJP on this, they always give separatists a lot of concessions, I don’t want my taxes to be spent on Geelani and his family’s food.

    Kashmir was a part of India, and it will continue to remain so.
    The difference between India and Pakistan is the differences in their constitution, while any general can virtually abrogate constitution there, Not even one of India most powerful Prime Minister Modi can play around with a single article of constitution!

    Supremacy of Indian constitution protects likes of Geelani.Recommend

  • hm
    Apr 16, 2015 - 9:51AM

    Make the LoC the border between the two countries and end this dispute.

    After that, those Kashmiris who want to be with Pakistan should migrate. Pakistan’s forefathers migrated and started from nothing. The Kashmiris can do the same.

    As far as the water is concerned, let the Indus Water Treaty do it’s job and let the trust building begin.


  • wb
    Apr 16, 2015 - 10:48AM


    It’s not a question of fragile nationhood, it’s a question of fragile society.

    And even today Pakistan is pussyfooting when it comes to arresting and prosecuting the masterminds of those who waged war on India in Mumbai.

    I’m not using the word war lightly. Ajmal Kasab was convicted of waging a war on the country by the judiciary.

    So, Pakistan is a country that is technically at war with India.Recommend

  • R.Subramanian
    Apr 16, 2015 - 10:53AM

    Wherever Muslims are majority there is no chance for minorities to live with them, wherever Muslims are minorities they won’t live in peace with others…

    This is a fact all over the world…

    Even if India gives paradise for Kashmiris then also they will find some fault in that paradise… Kashmir problem is purely a religious issue, human rights violation and other things are all excuses for their behaviour, unless Islamic world changes and tries to live in peace with everyone, there is no chance for peaceful world.Recommend

  • Pity
    Apr 16, 2015 - 11:00AM

    Visit Azad Kashmir first before opening your mouth about the ‘slave region’ bit. If Indian-occupied Kashmir is as independent as India claims it to be then why deploy army in the occupied territory in the first place? it is because India wants to make Kashmiris ‘enslaved’ forever. Think before you comment. Recommend

  • Akshar
    Apr 16, 2015 - 11:03AM

    @hm: India will not settle for anything less than PoK being integrated with India – even if it takes another 100 years, it is fine by us.Recommend

  • usman777
    Apr 16, 2015 - 12:02PM

    i have studied 1971 war. 3 million is a complete fabrication. not even close.

    Azad kahsmir does not need 700,000 soldiers to pacify it so poor comparisons.

    the trolls are uneducated.Recommend

  • Dubya
    Apr 16, 2015 - 12:08PM

    Thank you Pakistan … and Thank you Mr Gillani …
    All these acts make us Indians to harden our resolve to be more united and creates more hate towards the Pakistan …
    Come what may not an inch will be spared … but in the melee.. We will keep Pakistan engaged in Kashmir … for more 10000 years and bleed them financially ….
    Which time is enough for Indians to climb the world ladder to an enviable position which Pakistan will not ever dream off….
    Till then possibly Pakistan will most probably will be in 5 different parts … and Kashmirees struggling to join India ….

    I would dare the moderator to publish this …Recommend

  • Kushal
    Apr 16, 2015 - 2:42PM

    @Dubya: Best comment I have ever come across. Let them cry, let them run riot, let them jump up and down. Not an inch of Rishi Kashyap’s land will be spared. Earlier, we had bowed before these monsters in 1947, and the result is in front of us.Recommend

  • Gurion
    Apr 16, 2015 - 3:11PM


    80000+ kashmiris have already been
    murdered by Indian army to date in
    addition to hundreds of thousands of
    rapes on gun point.

    You got the wrong number, brother. The number of Kashmiris murdered would be around 20 million and some 34 million raped.Recommend

  • Haider
    Apr 16, 2015 - 8:03PM

    Indian Trolls.Lol…Kashmiries waving Pakistan flag.They say paid by Pakistan.Hahahah Kuch bi.
    “Pakistan technically in War with India”..Really Pakistan is in War but with Taliban sponsored by Raw.This we are not saying.Just see the what US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel and See what india’s national security adviser arvind doval said.
    Ok play blame game.Recommend

  • Adrak
    Apr 17, 2015 - 3:58AM

    @Gurion: in fact all the present generation of Kashmiris is the result of that deed. Sadly they are the kids of the people who they throw stones on everyday. Are you per chance based in Kashmir?Recommend

  • Stewart J
    Apr 17, 2015 - 7:48AM
  • Shakti
    Apr 17, 2015 - 10:56AM

    Chill guys !! They earn a monthly salary. Let them do their jobs. Nothing they do or nothing Pakistan does will prevent India from taking every inch of Kashmir that is rightfully and historically ours. Lands that were occupied by foreign invaders and land that acceded to India will be hers by right.Recommend

  • ask
    Apr 17, 2015 - 10:57AM

    Of what worth loyalty to salt if a bunch of rebels, duly feted & financed, do not fly the flag, shout slogans or sing the anthem, to please their benefactors?Recommend

  • abhi
    Apr 17, 2015 - 8:28PM

    No publishing the comments. Why this censoring?Recommend

  • Asad
    Apr 18, 2015 - 2:49AM

    Freedom Sun Will Shine One Day in Indian Occupied Kashmir.. InshAllah!Recommend

  • Aschraful Makhlooq PK
    Apr 18, 2015 - 11:20AM

    Kashmir is never the integral part of India but occupied territory and India can never make Kashmir its integral part doesn’t matter India’s brutal and cruel forces have Kashmir’s control 1000 years.One day India shall have to resolve Kashmir’s issue according to the Kashmiri people’s wishes and UNO’s resolutions Insha Allah Almighty because every night ends and day starts and night can never remain forever……Recommend

  • Indian Troll
    Apr 18, 2015 - 12:39PM

    Right here.
    No matter what Hurriyat leaders wave in their hands, Kashmir will remain in India. Recommend

  • Faraz
    Apr 18, 2015 - 4:25PM

    @Diogenes: but you don’t respect their right for freedom or self determination, you are a joke!Recommend

  • Ameer Paul
    May 2, 2015 - 4:13AM

    Time is not very far when India will eventually give up it’s hegemony to the strugle of Kashmiri people, but it will be too late for India as with J&K will also go away Nagaland, Asam, Bengal, Khalistan, and Southern India. Unnatural India has to be broken up in several parts in order to attain peace, tranquility and aspiration of the people in the region.Recommend

  • abc
    Jun 1, 2015 - 11:00AM

    Hahaha the indians are trolling here for nothing, we will not back off from the kashmir and the indians must realize that there occupation is illegal and we stand by with our peopleRecommend

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