The transfer contrasted with the Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat faction’s defiance within the face of a crackdown on an alleged racket involving “sale” of medical and engineering seats in Pakistan to Kashmiri college students and funnelling the proceeds into secessionist actions in J&Okay. The Mirwaiz, who’s beneath home arrest, stated on Monday that his organisation had been transparently sending Kashmiri college students to review drugs or engineering not solely to Pakistan but additionally Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and Turkey.
“The propaganda is totally unfounded, and might be verified by these college students or mother and father whom we’ve beneficial for admission, many amongst them being from the economically weaker sections,” he stated.
Whereas each Hurriyat factions had shut their Raj Bagh places of work after the nullification of Article 370 in August 2019, the Mirwaiz-led Awami Motion Committee reopened its premises in February 2020. The Mirwaiz faction’s self-owned property in one in every of Srinagar’s tony residential neighbourhoods was allegedly procured in 2000 by way of hawala channels. A complete of 26 secessionist teams working beneath the umbrella of the All Events Hurriyat Convention used to have places of work in Raj Bagh till the occasions of August 2019. Since then, the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat’s official deal with has been the annexe of Geelani’s residence.
Sources stated the signboard of the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat’s and Mili Belief, fashioned by Geelani, had been eliminated on Sunday night on the behest of his physician son Nayeem. This was virtually instantly after information unfold of the Centre presumably planning to clamp a ban on a clutch of separatist overground organisations beneath Part 3(1) the Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act. The Hurriyat got here into existence in 1993 with 26 teams. Among the many Hurriyat constituents, the Centre banned the Jamaat-e-Islami and JKLF beneath the UAPA in 2019.