SRINAGAR: Detained human rights activist, Khurram Parvez is one of the three persons from India who is listed among Time magazine’s “world’s 100 most influential people of 2022”.
Two others are Gautum Adani and Supreme Court lawyer, Kauna Nundy, Hindustan Times reported.
Khurram’s brief sketch has been written by journalist, Rana Ayyub. “He had to be silenced, for his was a voice that resounded around the globe for his fierce fight against human rights violations and injustices in the Kashmir region,” the newspaper quoted Rana writing. “The soft-spoken Khurram is almost a modern-day David who gave a voice to families that lost their children to enforced disappearances, allegedly by the Indian state.”
Unlike Adani who has been listed alongside Tim Cook and Oprah Winfrey, Nundy and Parvez have found their place under the leaders category along with Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukraine counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
Khurram was arrested on November 25, 2021, from his Srinagar residence by federal investigator NIA in a terror funding case.