Comply with action plan by October or get downgraded to blacklist; FATF tells Pakistan

New Delhi, June 21: The Financial Action Task Force has told Pakistan in clear terms that it would be blacklisted if it does not comply with the action plan by October 2019.

The FATF which monitors terror funding is meeting at Orlando on June 20 and 21. During the meeting it would track the progress by Pakistan on a 27 point action plan.

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Kashmir’s web of terror: A businessman who became centric to terror funding

New Delhi, June 19: The National Investigation Agency has been kept busy in Jammu and Kashmir, where it is probing a series of cases relating to terror funding.

Some of the key findings of the probe have been the route and source of the funds. More importantly, it was also found that several separatists had routed these funds for personal use and there was also a rift among them regarding the money.

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Asiya Andrabi’s son’ education in Malaysia funded by money collected to create unrest in J&K

asiyaNew Delhi, June 17: Asiya Andrabi collected funds from foreign sources to stoke violence in Jammu and Kashmir. The NIA during its probe learnt that Andrabi’s Duktaran-e-Milat had been organising protests by muslim women in the valley.

Asiya Andrabi was confronted with evidence regarding funding of educational expenses of her son in Malaysia from 2011 onwards through foreign remittances made by Zahoor Watali.

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Yasin Malik admits to collecting funds and causing economic shutdown at Kashmir

New Delhi, June 17: Yasin Malik has admitted before the National Investigation Agency that he was instrumental in spearheading violence in the Valley, which led to the deaths of many civilians.

He further said that he was instrumental in bringing together the disparate factions of Hurriyat Conference and formed the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) which spear headed the violent agitations in 2016 in Kashmir Valley by issuing “Protest Calendars” leading to economic shut down for over four months and also caused death and injuries to civilians and security forces during the violent protests.

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Funds for personal reasons, how money created a rift within the Hurriyat

masaratNew Delhi, June 17: Masarat Alam, the so called poster boy of stone pelters in Kashmir said that there was a rift within the Hurriyat Conference regarding funds.

During his interrogation with the National Investigation Agency, he said that there have been several rifts within the Hurriyat over the use and collection of funds.

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How separatists collected funds and stoked the unrest in Kashmir

Zahoor Ahamad Shah Watali

New Delhi, June 17: Investigations into the Jammu and Kashmir terror funding case has revealed that Zahoor Ahamad Shah Watali is one of the main hawala conduits who used to generate and receive funds from Pakistan, ISI, UAE and had floated various shell companies to disguise foreign remittances for further transfer to separatist leaders and stone pelters in the valley.

These funds were used to fuel unrest in the Kashmir valley and organise violent agitations and anti-India activities which resulted in large scale violence leading to numerous injuries and deaths of civilians and security forces.

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Traders in terrorists’ clothing: Suspending LoC trade a much needed decision

indo-pak-trade-locNew Delhi, Apr 25: The action was delayed, but much needed. India’s decision to suspend trade along the Line of Control (LoC) was a much needed decision.

Home Ministry officials tell OneIndia that the trade route had been completely taken over by terrorists and hawala operators. Money was being pumped in large numbers to fuel unrest in the Valley as well as fund terrorism.

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Terror funding: How grit and determination wound a noose around the Kashmir separatists

New Delhi, Apr 20: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has tightened the noose around the separatists of Kashmir in connection with the terror funding case. NIA officials say that this was a tough and tricky case as it involved dwelling in the various ways that the separatists and terrorists used to bring funds into the Valley and foment terror.

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Monitoring group constituted to weed out terror sympathisers in govt offices

terrorfundingNew Delhi, Mar 28: In a bid to curb terror funding, the Union Government has set up a multi disciplinary Terror Monitoring Group. The group has been constituted with an aim of taking coordinated action in all cases that relate to terror and terror financing. This group would identify all persons involved in terrorism. After these persons are identified, coercive action would follow.

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Separatist Shabir Shah used JeM terrorist to collect money handed out by Pakistan

shabbirshahNew Delhi, Mar 30: From attaching a house belonging to Kashmir separatist, Shabir Shah to imposing penalty on hawala operatives, the Enforcement Directorate continued its action in the terror funding case.
The Enforcement Directorate has identified several properties in Delhi and 30 in Jammu and Kashmir, which belong to the separatists. On Friday, the ED attached a property in Srinagar linked to separatist, Shabir Shah in connection with a 14 year old terror funding and money laundering case.

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