NIA raids several locations supporting terrorist organisations in Srinagar and Bangalore

The National Investigation Agency conducted searches on October 28 when they suspected the NGOs and trusts in the Srinagar Valley and Bangalore of using the charity fund for the separatists and the secessionist activities. 

The offices of the NGO Athrout and GK trust were combed thoroughly including The Coordinator of the Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society, Khurram Parvez and his accomplices, Parvez Ahmad Bukhari, Parvez Ahmad Matta, and Bangalore-based associate Swati Sheshadri as well as the chairperson of the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons, Parveena Ahanger. 

Many alleging pieces of evidence like electronic devices and documents were found in their vicinity and are now under scrutiny, explained the NIA.

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On October 8, under sections 120B, 124 A IPC and sections 17, 18, 22A, 22C, 38, 39, 40 UA(P)A, 1967 the case was filed by NIA after they received reliable information about NGOs and trusts collection funds from charity and donations and using them to support illegal and terrorist activities. 

The NIA issued the clarification that they have searched several locations in the Srinagar Valley and Bandipora also in Bangalore. With the assistance of the local police and paramilitary, they also searched a trust that was in the premises of common English newspaper in Srinagar. 

Some NGOs were also combed by the NIA who had been receiving money from unknown sources which were used for funding terrorist activities, said the NIA.

Along with NGOs and trusts, there are larger organizations that fund such criminal activities. One of these organisations is the Popular Front of India, an extremist Islamic fundamentalist. 

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The NIA had also claimed that PFI is involved in terrorist attacks by supporting and organising terrorist camps and making bombs. In one of the camps, the NIA had found IEDs, bombs and plane of terror attacks in India. Under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, they were banned by the Union Home Ministry. PFI was declared Anti-national. 

The government is making efforts to put down all the anti-India activities and organizations. During the abrogation of Article 370, the government had tried to put an end to all the terrorist activities in the state. For instance, in the CAA protest, the government did not try to stop the protest as it was the right of the citizens. However, forces were deployed to control the protests as they had later escalated to riots killing tens of people in New Delhi. Therefore, it becomes the primary responsibility of the citizens of the country to support the government in its efforts. 

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