The National Investigation Agency which arrested 7 Hurriyat leaders said that they were receiving and collecting funds through illegal means, including hawala, for funding separatist and terrorist activities in Jammu and Kashmir.
Turning up the heat, the National Investigation Agency has detained three Hurriyat (G) leaders. These leaders are to be questioned by the NIA in New Delhi over their alleged involvement in receiving funds from Pakistan and other sources to fuel the unrest in the Kashmir Valley. The three leaders who were detained are Ayaz Akbar, Altaf Shah and Mehraj ud-din Kalwal.
The name of Nasir Shafi Mir is back on the table as the National Investigation Agency probes the funding to the Hurriyat Conference to create unrest in the Valley. Mir a double agent is considered to be the financial brain behind funding the unrest in Kashmir.
Mir was arrested in 2006, but managed a sensational escape after he jumped parole. The details of this escape are not only sensational, but murky as well. During the probe in 2009, the name of a former Union Cabinet Minister had cropped up. The minister had taken up the case with the government regarding Mir’s release after Hurriyat Chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq had put this as one of the pre-conditions for entering into a dialogue.
The National Investigation Agency has registered a preliminary enquiry into the funding of Hurriyat Conference leaders, S A S Geelani, Naeem Khan and other. The NIA noted that funds were coming in from Pakistan to fuel the unrest in Kashmir and hence an enquiry has been registered.
The solution to the problem in the Valley lies within it. Looking up to the central government all the time for a solution may not be the answer for the Jammu and Kashmir government. It is the Hurriyat Conference that needs to be tamed before peace returns to the Valley. The HC which is accused of being under the control of Pakistan must be tamed and no one other than the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir can do it.
New Delhi, Nov 23: The unrest in Jammu and Kashmir has come down and normalcy is gradually being restored. However, Intelligence Bureau officials have issued a warning that the Hurriyat leaders are planning yet another stir in the months to come.
“Demonetisation has taken a toll on the Hurriyat as well. However, they are gradually gathering funds to launch a fresh stir,” the Intelligence Bureau warns.
Srinagar, Oct 26: There is a lot of hope that is riding on the meeting between the Yashwant Sinha-led delegation and the Hurriyat Conference leaders. Syed Ali Shah Geelani, who had refused to talk to CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury, opened his doors for Sinha. The demands may not be fulfilled entirely, but the ice has been broken.