Srinagar: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has frozen the Srinagar office of the Hurriyat Conference in a terror financing case.
All-Party Hurriyat Conference, a confederation of 23 separatist organizations, was launched in 1993. The organization was accused of using the funds raised for terrorist activities. A special court in Delhi’s Patiala House area is investigating the case filed by the NIA in this regard.
In this case, the special court last Friday ordered the closure of the Hurriyat Conference office in Rajbagh area of Jammu and Kashmir state. Due to this, the NIA officials sealed this office the day before yesterday.
A notice pasted by the NIA at the office gate reads, “This building jointly owned by Naeem Ahmed Khan, who is currently facing a case, is being closed by court order.” It was closed since August 2019 following the central government’s crackdown on separatist outfits. Hurriyat Conference Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said, “This shutdown of the office will not affect the will of the people to find a peaceful solution to the Kashmir issue.”