MMU to file RTI on foreigners, NGOs: Mirwaiz
Srinagar, Apr 18: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) and Patron of the Muttahida Majlis- e- Ulema (MMU) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Wednesday accused the State Government of “deliberately turning a blind eye” over the overstay of “suspicious” tourists and NGO members in Kashmir claiming many of them are involved in conversions.
“These people from different countries are being deliberately allowed to overstay in the Valley even after the expiry of their tourist visas,” Mirwaiz said while addressing a meeting MMU at Mirwaiz Manzil here.
He said that MMU would file an RTI to seek information of all such NGOs and foreigners who have been indulging in such activities.
“We have credible information that scores of foreigners are arriving in the Valley on tourist visas and get indulged in conversion practice here. Government can’t be allowed to turn a blind eye towards such a serious issue,” Mirwaiz said.
He said the MMU has decided to constitute a committee who will have deliberations with the divisional administration on the issue. “We can’t remain mute spectators over such issues. Government has to come clean on the issue,” he added.
Meanwhile Ulema in the meeting expressed serious concern over what it termed as Government’s deliberate attempt to cover up on the issue.’’
The Ulema also expressed concern over the increasing use of liquor in the Valley. “Every conscious citizen of the Valley should help in checking the growing menace.” KNS
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