Senior separatist leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq took an early flight to New Delhi to appear before the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday in connection with a terror funding case, sources close to him said.
The NIA has served him three summons.
The separatist leader had earlier cited security reasons for inability to honour the first two summons and requested the NIA to question him in Srinagar.
The third summon served on him has specified that the security concerns of the Mirwaiz would be taken care of by the NIA in Delhi.
The decision to appear before the NIA was taken by the Mirwaiz on Sunday following an executive meeting of the Hurriyat group.
It was also decided that executive members of the Hurriyat, including Professor Abdul Ghani Bhat, Bilal Gani Lone and Masroor Ansari would accompany the Mirwaiz to the national capital.
The Mirwaiz has appealed people to remain calm and peaceful and not react adversely to his being summoned to D
Donald Trump expected to refile paperwork to end DACA program
US President Donald Trump is expected to refile paperwork this week to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that offers protections for thousands of young immigrants and work lawfully.
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows hinted in an interview on Monday that the President was readying executive action on immigration issues, but he did not offer specifics, reports Xinhua news agency.
The US Supreme Court, which ruled last month that the Trump administration failed to give an adequate justification for terminating the program as required by federal law, made clear that the President had the authority to rescind the program.
“We have to refile,” the President told Fox News days after the ruling.
“And everything’s going to work out for DACA and the young people, who aren’t so young, if you want to know the truth.”
DACA was established via an administrative memo in 2012 when Barack Obama was in office.
The Trump administration in 2017 rescinded DACA, which shields certain undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children from deportation.
The move was a central feature of the President’s initial efforts to restrict immigration upon taking office, The Hill news website said in a report on Monday.
Trump’s 2017 rescission of the program gave Congress six months to create a statutory replacement for DACA, while shutting down new applications and renewals, but without prematurely ending the two-year permits granted by the program.
It was unlikely that a new rescission would abruptly end benefits for current DACA recipients.
Trump has in recent weeks turned to immigration issues to appeal to his core supporters as he scuffles in polls, analysts observed.
If the Trump administration refiles this week, the new DACA policy will coincide with the official visit of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.
Mexico is the country of origin for a majority of DACA recipients.
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi tests COVID-19 positive
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi confirmed that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, but was feeling “strong and energetic”.
In a tweet on Friday, Qureshi said that he had a slight fever earlier on Friday and had immediately quarantined himself at home, reports Dawn news.
“I have now tested positive for COVID-19… I feel strong and energetic. I will continue to carry on my duties from home…”
Several politicians, including members of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), have been diagnosed with the virus over the past few months as it continues to spread in Pakistan.
Prominent political leaders who have contracted the virus so far include National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail, PPP leader Saeed Ghani and Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid, all of whom have recovered.
In June, PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif had also tested positive for the virus.
Former Balochistan governor Syed Fazal Agha, PTI Punjab MPA Shaheen Raza, Sindh Minister for Human Settlements Ghulam Murtaza Baloch, MNA Munir Khan Orakzai and PTI’s Mian Jamshedud Din Kakakhel are among politicians who passed away after contracting the virus.
Pakistan, one of the worst hit South Asian countries, has so far reported 221,896 COVID-19 cases, with 4,551 deaths.
Japan extends strong support to India on Ladakh
In a strong show of support for India, Japan on Friday hit out at China, saying that it opposes any unilateral attempts to change the status quo along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh where the Chinese aggression led to the killing of 20 Indian soldiers last month.
Tokyo’s envoy in New Delhi, Satoshi Suzuki on Friday revealed that he had a conversation with Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla about the government’s efforts at peaceful resolution of the Indo-China face-off in Ladakh.
Suzuki later tweeted: “Had a good talk with FS Shringla. Appreciated his briefing on the situation along LAC, including GOI’s policy to pursue peaceful resolution. Japan also hopes for peaceful resolution through dialogues. Japan opposes any unilateral attempts to change the status quo.”
The statement came weeks after Japan revised a certain legislation which allows it to share defence intelligence with India, Australia and the UK. Until now, the legislation covered only its closest ally, the US.
The move will facilitate joint exercises, tie-ups for developing equipment and sharing data on Chinese troop movements — strategically significant issue — for Tokyo as its finding harder to keep a track of Beijing’s activities in East China Sea.
Chinese Coast Guard vessels, as per media reports from Tokyo, have been sailing through waters in the East China Sea around the Japan-administered Senkaku Islands for the last 80 days continuously. China disputes Japan’s sovereignty over Senkaku islands.
Covid: Maharashtra cases cross 2.25 lakh, 219 fresh deaths
Actress Kangana Ranaut wants outsiders to be treated better
Director Mukesh Chhabra recalls starting ‘Dil Bechara’ shoot two years ago
COVID-19: With 4,231 new cases in Tamil Nadu, tally at 1,26,581
Delhi gang sharpshooter nabbed from Siliguri
PSB loan disbursal picks up pace, rise to Rs 12K cr under ECLGS
Dhoni film Fame Sushant Singh Rajput commits suicide in Bandra home
Actress Diana Penty: I’m usually not a love story kind of person
Maharashtra government extends lockdown till July 31
Eight policemen killed by gangster in Kanpur
Watch Video: Mentally Retarded Man Illegally Walks On Mumbai Airport’s Runway, Stopped Flight, CISF Arrested
Viral Video: Zomato Lady Abuses Traffic Police, FIR Filed In Vashi Police Station
Viral Video: Zomato Food Delivery Woman Abuses Traffic Police’s Towing Van Driver For This Reason!
Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas Teaser Review: Karan Deol And Sahher Bambba Chemistry Sparks
Mumbai Rains Update: Four Injured In Goregaon East Landslide, 400 People Evacuated From Kranti Nagar
Fashion2 years ago
Best Bridal Makeup Artists In Mumbai – 2018
General12 months ago
High Court Allowed Herbal flavour Hookah In Maharashtra
Crime2 years ago
SEBI Confirmed Heera Gold In Ponzi Scheme, ED, SFIO And EOW Probing The Case
Crime2 years ago
Watch Video: Heera Group Supporter Threatening Victims
Bollywood2 years ago
Aamir Khan says When I sign a film, I first look at the story
Business2 years ago
OPPO’s First Research and Development centre to open in Hyderabad
Crime11 months ago
Hindu Sena Wrote Letter To Modi Government To Ban Quran, Says It’s A Threat To National Security
Bollywood2 years ago
Rishi Kapoor calls British Airways As ‘racist’