NC MP opposes NIA Amendment in Parl, says unbridled powers given to GoI

NC MP opposes NIA Amendment in Parl, says unbridled powers given to GoI

Srinagar: The National Conference has opposed the NIA Amendment Bill 2019 in the Parliament, saying it infringes upon the people’s right to liberty and life. The statement issued here on Tuesday said: Participating in the debate, the NC leader and member of Parliament from Anantnag Hasnain Masoodi said the Parent Act of 2008 was not […]

LS passes bill to give NIA more teeth

LS passes bill to give NIA more teeth

New Delhi: Seeking to give more teeth to the National Investigation Agency (NIA), Lok Sabha on Monday passed a bill to allow it to probe terrorist acts against Indians and Indian interests abroad. The amendments will also allow the NIA to probe cybercrimes and cases of human trafficking. The NIA was set up in 2009 […]

Cong repealed POTA to save ‘vote bank’: Amit Shah

Cong repealed POTA to save ‘vote bank’: Amit Shah

New Delhi: Refuting opposition’s claims of “misuse” of the NIA law, Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday asserted that the Modi government will never abuse it to target anyone but will ensure that terrorism is finished off irrespective of the religion of the accused. In an intervention during a discussion in Lok Sabha on the […]

Hurriyat condemns summoning editors of reputed media houses from Kashmir

Hurriyat condemns summoning editors of reputed media houses from Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Geelani on Sunday condemned the summoning of editors and owners of reputed media houses from Kashmir, and said that “every Kashmiri individual and every institution is paying a heavy price for the historical blunders of its myopic and self-centered political stalwarts”. In a statement issued here, Hurriyat said: […]

NIA ‘attaches’ Asiya Andrabi’s house in Srinagar

NIA ‘attaches’ Asiya Andrabi’s house in Srinagar

New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday attached the house of Kashmiri separatist leader Asiya Andrabi in Soura area of Srinagar under the stringent UAPA (Unlawful Activities Prevention Act), officials said. The attachment order, the first by the NIA against any separatist leader from Kashmir, was pasted outside the residence of Andrabi, the […]

Govt introduces bill to give more powers to NIA

Govt introduces bill to give more powers to NIA

New Delhi: A bill seeking to further strengthen the National Investigation Agency (NIA) by giving it powers to probe terror attacks targeting Indians and Indian interests on foreign soil was introduced in Lok Sabha on Monday. Introducing the National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2019, Union minister of state for Home G Kishan Reddy said the […]

NIA chargesheet against Yasin Malik concocted: JKLF

SRINAGAR: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) on Monday termed the NIA chargesheet against party chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik as absurd, concocted and hilarious, saying it speaks volumes about New Delhi’s desperation to “legalise the illegal and arbitrary arrest” of political personalities like Yasin Malik. “Spearheading a peaceful political movement for resolution of internationally recognised dispute, […]

Separatist leaders used funds from abroad for personal gains: NIA

Separatist leaders used funds from abroad for personal gains: NIA

New Delhi: The NIA alleged on Sunday that its probe into terror financing in Jammu and Kashmir has revealed that hardline separatist leaders received funds from abroad and utilised them for personal gains – from amassing properties to paying for foreign education of their kin. In a statement, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) said the […]

Funding case: Delhi court sends 3 separatists to judicial custody till July 12

Funding case: Delhi court sends 3 separatists to judicial custody till July 12

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Friday sent Kashmiri separatists Shabir Shah, Asiya Andrabi and Masarat Alam Bhat, arrested by NIA in connection with a militancy funding case, to judicial custody till July 12. The case relates to alleged militancy funding in the Valley and involves Pakistan-based Jama’at-ud-Da’wah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed. Special Judge Rakesh […]

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