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All Parties Hurriyat Conference

The All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) is formed on March 10, 1993. It is a political front formed as an alliance of 26 political, social and religious organizations in Kashmir. It was formed achieving the right of self-determination according to United Nations Security Council Resolution 47. "Hurriyat" in Koshur (as well as in Arabic, Urdu and Persian, from which the word is loaned) means "liberty".

The Hurriyat Conference is led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani.

On 19 December 2012, the Hurriyat Conference announced that they would organise protests if the Government went ahead with its plans to construct a concrete wall along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir. In a statement in Srinagar, Hurriyat Conference Spokesman Ayaz Akbar said that the executive council of the Conference chaired by Ghulam Nabi Sumji discussed the issue and opposed any such move.

All Parties Hurriyat Conference in News

Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Farooq welcomes Zardari's visit to India
All Parties Hurriyat Conference (Moderate) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has asked leaders of India and Pakistan to use Sunday's visit of President Asif Ali Zardari as an opportunity to cement bilateral ties.

Pakistan rejects Indian media report on 'shelving' Kashmir dispute due to 'internal crises'
Pakistan has rejected reports that it has decided to shelve the Kashmir dispute 'for the time being' due to internal crises.

Mirwaiz hails Manmohan Singh for discussing Kashmir issue with Gilani
Hurriyat Conference Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq today hailed Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh for taking up the Kashmir issue with his Pakistan counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani.

Indo-Pak talks: Trade, visas, women's cricket discussed to boost bilateral ties
Foreign Ministers of India and Pakistan and their respective delegations have reportedly discussed a number of confidence-building measures (CBMs) to boost bilateral ties between the two countries.

Indo-Pak foreign ministers to meet, CBMs, terror, Kashmir likely to top agenda
Foreign Ministers of India and Pakistan will be meeting in New Delhi on Wednesday, a day after the foreign secretaries of the two countries met to decide on the agenda that will be taken up.

Hina Rabbani meets separatist leaders in Delhi
Pakistan's Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar met separatist leaders at the Pakistan High Commission here today ahead of Wednesday's foreign ministerial-level talks.

India, Pakistan can come closer as friendly neighbours: Hina Rabbani
Pakistan's Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, who arrived here this afternoon to participate in the foreign ministerial-level talks on Wednesday, said the two nations can come closer as friendly neighbours with a stake in each other's future.

Hina Rabbani Khar arrives in Delhi for Indo-Pak foreign ministerial-level talks
Pakistan's Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar arrived here this afternoon to participate in the foreign ministerial-level talks on Wednesday.

OIC's incorrect description of Jammu and Kashmir most regrettable: India
India reacted strongly on Wednesday to the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) description of the state of Jammu and Kashmir as a region that has been occupied.

Syed Ali Shah Geelani wants Pakistan to step-up diplomatic efforts
The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Syed Ali Shah Geelani has urged Pakistan to compel India to take urgent steps for amicable settlement of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute.

Who did Mirwaiz represent in Geneva?
Mirwaiz Omer Farooq, Chairman of one faction of All Parties Hurriyat Conference was in Geneva to address a seminar on Kashmir arranged by proakistan Kashmiris during the UN Human Rights 18th Session.

Elements' motive to disrupt our meeting cannot succeed: Mirwaiz Farooq
Commenting on the current scenario in Kashmir, the chairman of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has said that elements who disrupt their meetings and seminars cannot succeed.

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