Huriyat leaders to court arrest at NIA headquarters in Delhi


Srinagar, Sept. 6 (TNS): Senior Huriyat leaders Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik have decided to hold a dharna in New Delhi and court arrest at the headquarters of India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday.

Mirwaiz and Malik announced this at a joint press conference in the historic Jamia Masjid Srinagar on Wednesday.

“We have decided to fly to Delhi on September 9, Saturday and hold a demonstration there. We will court arrest at the NIA headquarters because we are their main targets,” said the leaders.

They said that the central probe agency has “terrorised” the whole Kashmiri nation.

Seven separatist leaders have been booked by the agency for “waging war against the country” in an alleged case of funding.

A businessman has also been arrested in the case.

Two youth, including a photojournalist, have also been detained for their alleged role in stone-pelting protests.