Continuing with its searches in connection with a case pertaining to “raising funds in India and abroad in the name of charitable activities” by “certain so-called NGOs and Trusts”, and using them for “carrying out secessionist and separatist activities in Jammu and Kashmir”, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday raided nine locations of six NGOs and trusts in Srinagar and Delhi.
They are Falah-e-Aam Trust, Charity Alliance, Human Welfare Foundation, JK Yateem Foundation, Salvation Movement, J-K Voice of Victims. Similar searches were conducted on Wednesday at 10 locations in Srinagar and Bandipora and in one location in Bengaluru.
As per reports, a number of electronic devices, and incriminating documents have been seized from the locations.
Yesterday, NIA officials conducted raids at the homes and offices of Khurram Parvez, coordinator of J&K Coalition of Civil Society, and his associates Parvez Ahmad Bukhari, Parvez Ahmad Matta and Swati Sheshadri. Raids were also conducted at the residences and offices of Parveena Ahanger, chairperson of Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons, the Greater Kailash Trust, and NGO Athrout.
People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday tweeted, “NIA raids on human rights activist Khurram Parvez & Greater Kashmir office in Srinagar is yet another example of GOIs vicious crackdown on freedom of expression & dissent. Sadly, NIA has become BJPs pet agency to intimidate & browbeat those who refuse to fall in line.”
NIA raids on human rights activist Khurram Parvez & Greater Kashmir office in Srinagar is yet another example of GOIs vicious crackdown on freedom of expression & dissent. Sadly, NIA has become BJPs pet agency to intimidate & browbeat those who refuse to fall in line
— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) October 28, 2020
The National Investigation Agency has alleged that these ‘so-called’ NGOs have been receiving funds from undisclosed donors, which is then being used for terror funding.
(With ANI inputs)