NIA Arrests Human Rights' Activist' Khurram Parvez In Terror Funding Case

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested prominent human rights activist Khurram Parvez from Jammu and Kashmir in connection with its ongoing probe in a terror funding case.The anti-terror agency arrested Mr Khurram after raiding his residence and office in Srinagar earlier in the day. The probing agency carried out searches with the assistance of Jammu and Kashmir Police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel. Mr Parvez is the chairperson of the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) and the programme coordinator of the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS). Following the protests after the killing of militant commander Burhan Wani in 2016, Parvez was booked under the Public Safety Act (PSA) by the then Mehbooba Mufti-led government. In the last six months of this year, the Jammu-Kashmir administration has terminated the services of about 30 employees.

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