Mirwaiz thanks Ulema council for support, requests them to withdraw Saturday’s strike call

“I request Mutahida Ulema Council to take back the hartal call for 16th March”
File Photo of Mirwaiz Umer Farooq
File Photo of Mirwaiz Umer Farooq

Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Wednesday appealedto Mutahida Ulema Council (MUC) to withdraw their 16th March strike call.

Mirwaiz expressed gratitude toMUC, traders' fraternity and the civil society members for their "support"following a notice issued to him by the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

"I request Mutahida Ulema Council to take back the hartal call for 16th March,"he said on Twitter.

On Tuesday, MUC had stronglydenounced summoning of Mirwaiz by NIA calling it "direct religiousinterference, which won't be tolerated".

The MUC had appealed people toobserve complete shutdown on 16th March (Saturday) as a mark of protest.

On March 9, the NIA sent anotice to Mirwaiz asking him to appear in person before the agency's court inNew Delhi on March 11 in connection with a case filed into alleged funding ofmilitancy in Kashmir.

The Mirwaiz, however, refusedto fly to New Delhi citing "hostile security atmosphere".

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