NIA Raids: Crackdown on resistance leaders to foil joint meet-cum-presser


Government on Monday launched a massive crackdown on resistance leadership to foil the meeting of resistance leadership.

A statement issued by Hurriyat Conference (m) said that a meeting was to be held at Hyderpora today.

Hurriyat patriarch Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik were scheduled to attend the meeting following which the joint resistance leadership was planned to address a press conference.

“Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has once again been put under arrest since late yesterday evening. Mirwaiz was to attend the joint resistance meeting at veteran leader Syed Ali Geelani’s residence today and later address a joint press conference,” the statement said.

A JKLF spokesperson said that Muhammad Yasin Malik was detained from his Maisuma residence Monday morning.

Sources in Hurriyat Conference led by Geelani said that several of its members have been detained.

“Muhammad Ashraf Khan alias Sehrai, Imtiyaz Hyder, Muhammad Ashraf Laya, Umer Adil Dar and others have been detained,” a member of the Hurriyat Conference amalgam said on the condition of anonymity.

Pertinently, National Investigation Agency (NIA) has launched a “crackdown” on the residences of members of pro-freedom groups and some businessmen.

Since Saturday, the NIA raided at least twenty eight places across Jammu and Kashmir, New Delhi and NCR. The places included those of Kashmiri businessmen as well.

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