Organisations to knock judiciary
SRINAGAR: The NIA, investigating “terror funding” in Kashmir have now summoned office-bearers of three religious and social organisations, headed by Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.
As per a statement, members of Auqaf Jamia Masjid, Anjuman-e-Nusrat-ul-Islam and Darul-Khair on Sunday held a meeting at the residence of Mirwaiz, who remains under house arrest for the past more than a month. The meeting deliberated upon the “arbitrary” notices being sent to these institutions by the NIA and decided that legal counsel will be sought in dealing with the notices.
Mirwaiz and the members present expressed resentment and anguish at the frequent questioning of some members and representatives of these institutions by the sleuths of NIA at their makeshift office at Humhama in the central Kashmir district of Budgam. They said these members are now been asked to submit records and other documents to them.
The members present condemned targeting and persecution of Jamia Masjid and Nusrat-ul-Islam, institutions that have been working for the past about a century for religious, social and educational uplift meant for the people of Kashmir.
Members of both the institutions reiterated that the Auqaf is purely a religious institution looking into the affairs of Jamia Masjid while Anjuman-e-Nusrat-ul-Islam is a one of the oldest and most renowned educational institution of Kashmir, serving people for more than 100 years.
“Even the father of Chief Minister of J&K, Mehbooba Mufti, late Mufti Muhammad Sayeed was a pass out of the same institution,” the members said. ”It is obvious that the aim behind summoning the representatives of these institutions is to harass them as also the family members of Mirwaiz family is to build pressure on the APHC chairman to stop advocating (for) the people’s political aspirations and their just struggle.”