Official sources told The Indian Express that Watali also claimed that he played an instrumental role in ensuring the presence of Nawaz Sharif in New Delhi for the swearing-in ceremony in May 2014 of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Investigating agencies like the NIA (National Investigation Agency) have cracked down on Hurriyat leaders like Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s son-in-law –Altaf Ahmed Shah, also known as Altaf Fantoosh — and six other Kashmiri separatists.
“As you know Amarnath yatra is underway. Our maximum manpower is committed to the yatra. Then there are other commitments with regard to law and order and also Burhan Wani’s anniversary,” Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, Munir Ahmad Khan said.
The separatists had planned a programme at Aali Masjid to commemorate the 50th death anniversary of Yousuf Shah who served two terms as the PoK president in 1952 and 1956. He had also served as an education minister there.
In the latest measure to curb separatists in Kashmir, authorities have prevented the Hurriyat leaders from conducting meetings.
The two factions of Hurriyat Conference said a seminar would be organised on June 12 and a sit in protest will be held on June 15.
Masked men were holding the Pakistani flags when the separatist leader took out the procession from Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta area as part of a series of events organised on the eve of 26th death anniversary of his father Mirwaiz Maulvi Farooq.
The Sena claimed that had the same thing been done by the Congress the BJP would have branded them unpatriotic.
Mirwaiz answered questions and responded to suggestions for three hours, with most Twitter users questioning the wisdom behind separatist leaderships’ ‘hartal and chalo’ politics and suggesting new ideas.
PM Modi is set to address a rally at the Sher-e-Kashmir stadium in Srinagar on November 7. On the same day, he is to inaugurate the Baglihar II power project in Ramban.
He was a top commander of the Pro-Pakistan militant outfit Hezbollah, and after his arrest and release, joined the separatist Muslim League.
New Delhi has now twice made high-level dialogue with Islamabad conditional upon Pakistan not talking to the separatists. Who are the Hurriyat? What is their politics? Do they speak for the people of the Valley?
A heavy contingent of police is camped outside the 84-year-old separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s Hyderpora residence and nobody else is allowed inside the residence.
Detention of Hurriyat Leaders in Delhi part of an understanding between the Central Government and J&K CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, claims National Conference.
Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani blamed the “stubbornness of India”, adding that the Indian leadership “has been corrupted by power”.