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Suspension of cross-LoC trade unfortunate: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

Hardening its stand against Pakistan, India Thursday indefinitely suspended cross-LoC trade at two points along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir effective Friday, following reports that it was being "misused" by elements from across the border to smuggle weapons, narcotics and fake currency.

Mirwaiz's appearance before NIA paves ways for thorough probe into JK terror funding

Mirwaiz appeared before the National Investigation Agency for the second consecutive day on Tuesday for questioning in connection with a case related to funding of terror groups and separatist organisations in Jammu and Kashmir.


Terror funding case: NIA questions Mirwaiz; MHA says proves govt determination

According to NIA officials, Mirwaiz was asked to appear before the agency on March 11 and March 18, but he expressed his inability to join the investigation in Delhi, maintaining that he fears for his security in view of “conditions of hostility”.

Hurriyat's Mirwaiz Umar Farooq appears before NIA in Delhi

Responding to NIA's third summon in the past one month, Mirwaiz agreed to come to Delhi for the investigation. He had refused two summons, earlier, citing safety concerns and asked to be examined in Srinagar.

Hurriyat's Mirwaiz Umar Farooq cites security risk, skips NIA summons again

Mirwaiz is the first separatist leader who has refused to appear in person before the investigating agency. He, however, has maintained that is ready to appear before the agency in the Valley.

Will decide on going to NIA if concerns are addressed: Mirwaiz

Without naming the NIA, he said, “Whoever needs to ask us anything can come here and do so. However, we will remain strong on our stand.”


Religious leaders withdraw shutdown call after Mirwaiz request

The Mirwaiz-led Hurriyat Conference also convened an emergency meeting in Srinagar to discuss the issue. Hurriyat has said that a “hostile environment is being wilfully generated to cause harassment”.

Religious leaders rally behind Mirwaiz, slam Central ‘interference’

Signalling a new faultline, this is the first time religious leaders in Jammu and Kashmir across the Shia-Sunni, Salafi-Sufi divide have come together against what they call the government’s crackdown.

NIA summons Mirwaiz, Geelani’s son for questioning in terror-funding probe

In the weeks following the Pulwama attack, there has been a clamp down on separatist leadership in the Valley. On February 26, teams of the NIA conducted raids spread over nine hours at the homes of leaders across Srinagar.

Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz put under house arrest day before PM Modi's visit to Kashmir

PM Modi is in Kashmir on Sunday, February 3. Separatist leaders have called for a complete shutdown in protest of his visit.