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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Masarat Alam Reveals Rift among Kashmiri separatist Leadership Over Funds, says NIA

Masarat Alam Reveals Rift among Kashmiri separatist Leadership Over Funds, says NIA

A report published by The Hindu quotes the National Investigating Agency (NIA) as saying that Pakistan-based agents route the funds through ‘hawala’ operators which were transferred to the separatist leaders.
Masarat Alam Reveals Rift among Kashmiri separatist Leadership Over Funds, says NIA
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Masarat Alam, a prominent member of Hurriyat led by Geelani has revealed that there is a rift among the separatists regarding the collection and use of funds pumped through the ‘hawala’ route, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has claimed.
The NIA claimed in a press statement that Alam revealed in his custodial interrogation that “Pakistan-based agents route the funds through ‘hawala’ operators which were transferred to the separatist leaders, including Syed Ali Shah Gilani, Chairman, All Parties Hurriyat Conference. Masarat Alam also revealed that there are rifts in the Hurriyat Conference regarding the collection and use of funds.”
The agency said these revelations were in continuation of a terror funding probe in a case registered by the agency in 2017.
NIA arrested Yasin Malik, leader of proscribed organization Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front, Asiya Andrabi, leader of proscribed organization Duktaran-e-Milat, Separatist leader Shabir Shah of the Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) and Masrat Alam of the Muslim League earlier this month. All the four accused were taken into police custody for interrogation. They were already behind bars in other cases registered against them by the NIA and the Enforcement Directorate.
According to the NIA, Malik also confessed that the Joint Resistance Leadership and the Gilani faction of the Hurriyat Conference “collected funds from the business community as well as certain other sources and ensured that economic shutdown and violent protests continue to disrupt the daily life of common citizens in the Kashmir Valley in 2016”.


After Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter in July 2016, there was wide unrest in the Valley.
“During interrogation, Yasin Malik revealed that he was instrumental in bringing together the disparate factions of the Hurriyat Conference and formed the JRL, which spearheaded the violent agitations in 2016 in Kashmir Valley by issuing ‘protest calendars’, leading to economic shutdown for over four months and also caused death and injuries to civilians and security forces during the violent protests,” the NIA said.
In 2017, the NIA arrested Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Ahmad Watali as one of the main suspects in the terror funding probe.
The agency had then said that Watali was one of the main ‘hawala’ conduits who used to generate and receive funds from Pakistan’s ISI, the UAE, and had floated various shell companies to disguise foreign remittances for further transfer to separatist leaders and stone-pelters in the Valley.
Asiya Andrabi reportedly admitted “that she had been collecting funds and donations from foreign sources and the Dukhtaran-e-Milat had been organizing protests by Muslim women in the Valley,” the NIA alleged.

The agency also claimed that “Andrabi was confronted with evidence regarding the funding of educational expenses of her son in Malaysia from 2011 onwards through foreign remittances made by Zahoor Watali.”
The Agency has already approached the authorities concerned for providing evidence relating to certain bank accounts used by Asiya Andrabi’s son while he was studying in the University,” NIA said.
On May 30, 2017, the agency registered a case against Jamat-ud-Dawa, the Duktaran-e-Millat, the Lashkar-e-Toiba, the Hizbul-Mujahideen and other separatist leaders in J&K for raising receiving and collecting funds for funding separatist and Militant activities in the State and entering into a larger conspiracy for causing disruption in the Valley and for waging war against India.
During the investigation conducted so far, the NIA has charge sheeted 13 accused, including Hafiz Mohammad Saeed (leader of Jamat-ud-Dawah), Syed Salahuddin (head of proscribed organization Hizbul-Mujahideen), seven-second rung separatist leaders, two ‘hawala’ conduits and some stone-pelters.

Source: TheKashmiriyat

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

5 CRPF Personnel Killed in KP Road Attack, 10 Including Civilian and SHO Injured

5 CRPF Personnel Killed in KP Road Attack, 10 Including Civilian and SHO Injured

Five CRPF personnel have been killed and an SHO including nine Force personnel injured after Militants fired upon them at KP Road in Anantnag district on Wednesday.
5 CRPF Personnel Killed in KP Road Attack, 10 Including Civilian and SHO Injured
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According to Police officials the Duty Officer Arshid Ahmad, SHO of Sadr Police Station was fired upon and received gunshot wounds in the chest.
“He has been shifted to Srinagar for advanced treatment,” he said. Sources told that the forces patrolling the area opened fire in retaliation.
A CRPF personnel said that two bike-borne Militants attacked them and the men retaliated in which one Militant was killed, while one managed to escape from the spot.
He said that seven CRPF personnel were injured in the attack, five of whom succumbed to their injuries, Confirmed by Hospital Sources at District Hospital.
Panic gripped the area after the gunshots rattled the area.
Mobile internet services have been snapped in the District.
Flood Threat in Pattan Locals Spend Sleepless Night on Streets

Flood Threat in Pattan Locals Spend Sleepless Night on Streets

Residents of various villages in Pattan area of Baramulla in North Kashmir spend the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday on the streets amid a flood threat as the heavy downpour continued the entire Night.
Flood Threat in Pattan Locals Spend Sleepless Night on Streets
Flood Threat in Pattan Locals Spend Sleepless Night on Streets


Locals told that residents of Hanjiwera, khasipora, Trikolbal, and other areas are submerged in Water and the residents are on trying to evacuate the areas.
The affected people have sought the help of the administration to evacuate them from these areas submerged completely under water.

They told that due to continuous rains dozens of Villages of Pattan area have been water lodged due to which Panic has been gripped the entire area.
The National Highway is also Under Heavy Water Near Hanjiwera Pattan.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Kashmir Transporters Call for One-Day Transport Strike Tomorrow

Kashmir Transporters Call for One-Day Transport Strike Tomorrow

Kashmir Transporters Call for One-Day Transport Strike Tomorrow
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The South Kashmir transporters association has called for a complete shutdown on Tuesday to protest against the rising taxes imposed by the Government of Jammu Kashmir.
In a press releasethe South Kashmir Transporters association said that In a meeting held between all the authorities of transporters of Jammu Kashmir, in which the authorities discussed upon the GPS and Toll-Tax problem which is a very harsh problem to transporters.
They said that they several times requested to Government to work against the problems faced by the transporters, however, the Government has paid no heed to their “genuine” demands.
“The Transporters in retaliation to the ‘non-addressal’ of their issues have called for a transport Token Strike On 12 June 2019,” the press release read.
Two Militants Killed in Sopore Encounter

Two Militants Killed in Sopore Encounter

Two Militants have been killed during an encounter that raged between militants and Government forces at Wadoora area in Sopore area in North Kashmir’s Baramulla District.

Two Militants Killed in Sopore Encounter
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The Senior Superintendent of Jammu Kashmir Police told that a team of 22 RR, Jammu Kashmir police and 180 CRPF was fired upon by Militants in the Wadoora area on Monday morning, after which the Army retaliated to the firing.
The Forces retaliated and the exchange of fire triggered an encounter, Officials told that two to three Militants believed to be trapped at the site of the encounter, during the firing both of them were killed.
Locals told that after a massive exchange of gunfire, a search operation is still underway in the area.
The identity of the slain Militants is yet to be ascertained, however, they are believed to be from Lashkar e Taiba, one Local Militant and a foreigner.
Meanwhile, Internet Services have been Snapped in the Baramulla district of North Kashmir.