Muttahid-e-Masjlis Ulema calls for shutdown on Saturday against NIA summon to Mirwaiz, Jamaat ban

Srinagar: Calling for a complete shutdown on Saturday, Muttahid-e-Masjlis Ulema on Tuesday appealed people to stage protest against the summoning of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and ban on Jamaat post Friday prayers.

Addressing a presser at Mirwaiz Manzil in Srinagar, Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam condemned the summoning of Mirwaiz and ban on Jamaat-e-Islami and appealed people to observe complete shutdown on Saturday to protest against the moves.

He also appealed people to stage protest against the moves after Friday congregational prayers.

On Monday, Hurriyat (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani said that if the NIA wants to question anyone, they can do so in the valley itself. the investigative agency has summoned his son Dr. Naseem Geelani.

Earlier, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who was also summoned by the NIA on Saturday, through is counsel said that he won’t go to New Delhi but send a written reply.

In his written reply according to his legal counsel ‘it was unwise for his client to travel to Delhi under the prevailing conditions of hostility wherein there is a threat to the personal safety of my client.’

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq had been summoned by the National Investigation Agency on Saturday.

The summon read, “Whereas, it appears that you are acquainted with the circumstances of the case noted below, which is now under investigation by the NIA, New Delhi, you are hereby required to report before the undersigned at National Investigation Agency, Ministry of Home Affairs, Opposite CGO complex Lodhi Road, new Delhi on 11-02-2019 at 10:30 am for the purpose of your examination relating to the case,” said a notice, issued to the Mirwaiz by the NIA.

Pertinently, on 26 Feb last month, the NIA raided Mirwaiz’s residence at Nigeen and searched the premises for over six hours.

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The NIA is conducting investigations into an alleged funding case in the valley. Many Hurriyat leaders have been detained at New Delhi’s Tihar jail in the case.

Moreover, Government of India recently banned the socio-religious organization Jamaat-e-Islami and detained its top leadership. JKLF Chief Yasin Malik was also sent to Kot Balwal Jail, Jammu after he was booked under the Public Safety Act.

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