Hurriyat factions could be banned under UAPA

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Later, JKLF leader Yaseen Malik, DeM leader Asiya Andrabi and pro-Pakistani separatist Masarat Alam were also named in a supplementary indictment in a terrorism financing case.

Another case that is likely to be cited to ban the two factions from the Hurriyat Conference is that against PDP youth leader Waheed-ur-Rahman Parra, who allegedly paid Rs 5 crore to Geelani’s son-in-law for keeping the Cashmere. in turmoil after the death of Hizbul terrorist commander Mujahideen Burhan Wani in 2016, officials said.

The NIA alleged that after the death of Wani, who was killed during a meeting with the military in July 2016, Parra contacted Altaf Ahmad Shah, aka Altaf Fantoosh, and asked him to ensure what the valley remains boiling. with generalized unrest and stone strikes.

In addition, Counter Intelligence (Kashmir), a branch of the CID Department of Jammu and Kashmir Police, recorded a case in July last year following reports that several unscrupulous people, including some Hurriyat leaders, were hand in hand with education consultants and were selling Pakistan based MBBS seats and admission to other professional courses at various colleges and universities.

At least four people, including Mohammad Akbar Bhat alias Zaffar Bhat, self-proclaimed president of the Salvation Movement which is part of the moderate Hurriyat Conference, have been arrested in the case.

It is alleged that members of the Hurriyat conference “sold” MBBS seats in Pakistan to Kashmiri students and used the money collected, at least in part, to support and finance terrorism.

During the investigation, it was revealed that the individual leaders of the Hurriyat had their quota of seats which were sold to people seeking MBBS and other professional degrees in one way or another, said. the responsibles.

Officials said the evidence showed the money was “invested in channels that ended up supporting programs and projects relating to terrorism and separatism, such as payment for organizing the shooting.”

Citing a survey, officials said the average cost of an MBBS headquarters in Pakistan was between Rs 10 lakh and Rs 12 lakh. In some cases, fees were reduced on the intervention of the Hurriyat rulers. Depending on the political weight of leader Hurriyat who intervened, concessions were given to aspiring students, officials said.

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