Amidst the counter-terrorism efforts of the State Agency for Investigation (NIA) on the financing of terrorism in Kashmir, The Deccan Chronicle reports that, in addition to receiving funds from Pakistan, the leaders of all Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Clothing funds in London and Dubai.
This information was provided by Shahid-ul-Islam, the chief Mirwaiz Umar Farooq using, head of the moderate faction of Hurriyat and one of seven detained by the NIA separatists.
According to the NDTV report, the NIA has seized a list of 150 terrorists in the Islam valley who also acted as spokesman for the separatist conglomerate, as reported by NDTV. In its first major repression against the financing of terrorism in Kashmir, the NIA arrested Islam in late July.
The agency said that during the searches, the researchers found ancient photographs of Islam, including one with Hizbul Mujahideen’s chief, Syed Salahuddin.
In another recovered image, he is seen with other armed men, holding an AK-47 assault rifle. The NIA says that other men could be terrorists.
According to the Hindu, the annual Haj pilgrimage could also be used to fund the separatists. The newspaper reported that “the NIA focuses on a hawala snowshoe related to the annual Haj pilgrimage.”
Some travel agencies sending the Indians to the Haj pilgrimage appear to be gloves with separatist aid in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.
The money collected from these pilgrims is then potentially diverted to terror and separatist activities.
An NIA was quoted by The Hindu: “Some of these travel agencies charge around Rs 2 lakh per pilgrim and tickets through the government subsidy scheme.
Around Rs 1.5 lakh cash given by the pilgrims is bagged by them and transferred to the separatists.
The pilgrims were taken care of during their pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia by their fellow separatists in Pakistan. ”
Earlier, citing the government’s main source, CNN-News18 reported that separatists were also using benami properties to acquire funds through Pakistan.
According to sources, six separatists used benami properties and proxies to acquire funds while leading the separatist movement in the valley.
A direct link has been established between the leaders of Lashkar-e-Taiba and Hurriyat in a dossier prepared by the NIA, according to CNN-News18.
The archive explains how financial aid is sought across the border to finance terror and fuel waste in Kashmir.
CNN-News18 added that “the NIA interviewed several separatist leaders in the development and transfer of funds through the hawala to finance terrorist activities in Kashmir.”
In this regard, PTI reported that the homes of at least eight hawala traders and traders in New Delhi were also attacked.
In addition, two Sonepat teams were also sought by the NIA teams in this case.
On July 28, IANS reported that the NIA had arrested three separatist leaders in Kashmir. Leaders would be sent to Delhi for further questions.