India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday conducted raids on the residences of several Hurriyat leaders in Srinagar, as a crackdown continues in Jammu and Kashmir following the deadly suicide attack in Pulwama district on February 14 in which at least 44 Indian paramilitary soldiers were killed.
According to Kashmir Media Service, NIA raided the residences of senior Hurriyat leaders including detained Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Muhammad Yasin Malik, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party chairman Shabbir Ahmed Shah.
It also conducted similar raids on the houses of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chairman Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Salvation Movement chairman Zafar Akbar Butt and Dr Nayeem Gilani, the son of All Parties Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Gilani.
Meanwhile, Indian troops launched a cordon and search operation in Rawalpora area of Shopian district. The troops have sealed all the entry and exit points of the area.
Furthermore, the crackdown on Jamaat-e-Islami activists and leaders continue in the occupied valley with more than 400 leaders and activists arrested.