Rizwan’s custodial killing exposes helplessness and vulnerability of Kashmiris: Mirwaiz

Rizwan’s custodial killing exposes helplessness and vulnerability of Kashmiris: Mirwaiz

SRINAGAR: Chairman of his faction of Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Tuesday said the “brutal” killing of Jama’at activist and school principal Rizwan Ahmad “once again exposes helplessness, vulnerability and insecurity to the lives of Kashmiris as impunity of the authorities keeps rising”. Mirwaiz tweeted: “Distraught at the brutal custodial killing of young Rizwan […]

Will cooperate but not in Delhi: Mirwaiz replies to NIA 2nd summons

Will cooperate but not in Delhi: Mirwaiz replies to NIA 2nd summons

SRINAGAR: Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir Umar Farooq has, through his counsel, sent a reply to the NIA summons (dated 14 March and received on 15 March 2019) asking him to come to New Delhi on March 18, Hurriyat Conference (M) said on Monday. A spokesperson of the amalgam in a statement issued here said, “Mirwaiz has reiterated that […]

NIA summons to Mirwaiz: Don’t make this matter of prestige, says NC

NIA summons to Mirwaiz: Don’t make this matter of prestige, says NC

Srinagar: The National Conference (NC) Saturday asked the government of India not to make it a point of prestige to summon Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq to New Delhi. Party general secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar in a statement said that Mirwaiz should be questioned in the Valley. “Government should not make it a point […]

Friday prayers allowed at Jamia after three weeks

Friday prayers allowed at Jamia after three weeks

We won’t bow down to New Delhi: Mirwaiz ARIF RASHID SRINAGAR: The government lifted curbs on Friday prayers at the historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar after three weeks, allowing Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman and Kashmir’s chief cleric Mirwaiz Umar Farooq to deliver the traditional Friday sermon at the mosque. Speaking from the pulpit of the […]

NIA issues fresh summons to the Mirwaiz

NIA issues fresh summons to the Mirwaiz

Srinagar: The NIA on Thursday issued fresh summons to Mirwaiz Umar Farooq to appear for questioning at the probe agency headquarters in connection with a financing case, PTI reported. According to the notice, the Mirwaiz has been asked to appear at the National Investigation Agency (NIA) headquarters in New Delhi on March 18, it quoted […]

Talks, not vendetta, need of the hour: Prof Abdul Gani Bhat

Talks, not vendetta, need of the hour: Prof Abdul Gani Bhat

SRINAGAR: After senior resistance leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq declined to go to Delhi to answer the NIA’s summons on Tuesday, his senior party colleague on Wednesday asked the Indian government to hold talks to resolve the Kashmir issue. “Let’s evolve and think about bigger issues rather than nerve-breaking tactics. Remember, the time now is different… […]

Summoning Mirwaiz unacceptable: KEA, KTMF

Summoning Mirwaiz unacceptable: KEA, KTMF

ARIF RASHID SRINAGAR: Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) and Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation (KTMF) on Saturday condemned the summons issued by NIA to Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir Umar Farooq and ban on Jama’at-e-Islami saying such moves will further deteriorate the situation in Kashmir. KEA chairman Mohammad Yousuf Chapri and KTMF president Mohammad Sadiq Baqal while addressing a joint […]

At Mirwaiz’s request, MUC withdraws Saturday shutdown call

At Mirwaiz’s request, MUC withdraws Saturday shutdown call

SRINAGAR: Muttahida Ulema Council (MUC) has called off the strike for Saturday at the request of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. A statement issued by the office of Deputy Mufti Azam Jammu and Kashmir Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam said the call for shutdown has been withdrawn at the request of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. The MUC had called for shutdown […]

Summoning Mirwaiz, banning JeI will vitiate atmosphere in Kashmir: EJAC

Summoning Mirwaiz, banning JeI will vitiate atmosphere in Kashmir: EJAC

SRINAGAR: The Employees Joint Action Committee (EJAC) on Wednesday said summoning Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and banning Jama’at-e-Islamia (JeI) will vitiate the atmosphere in Kashmir. “A vital meeting of EJAC was held on Wednesday at Srinagar under the chairmanship of Fayaz Ah. Shabnam. The current situation of the valley was discussed and it […]

MMU calls shutdown on Saturday against NIA summon to Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir

MMU calls shutdown on Saturday against NIA summon to Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Muttahida Masjlis-e-Ulema (MMU) – a conglomerate of various religious organisations of Kashmir – has called complete shutdown on Saturday against the summoning of Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir Umar Farooq by NIA and ban on Jama’at-e-Islami. It also called for protests after Friday prayers. Addressing a press conference at the historic Mirwaiz Manzil, Rajouri Kadal here, Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam […]

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