The Pakistan sympathizers in the valley are having a bad time. Stone pelting was a main profession for these anti-nationals but suddenly they seem to be unemployed. The security forces are hunting down the terrorists and the NIA is haunting the people who fund the terror activities.
The separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani who has played a major role in disrupting the peace in the valley has been suffering a severe jolt since few weeks. The NIA has also seized a “protest calendar” issued and signed by Syed Geelani.
The National Investigation Agency has found documents that list dates and when protests and other activities related to civil unrest was to be carried out in the Valley following the shooting of Hizbul Mujahideen leader Burhan Wani.
The ‘protest calendar’, recovered from Geelani’s son-in-law Altaf Ahmad Shah ‘Funtoosh’, establishes how systematically Hurriyat has stoked the violence that resulted in hundreds of injuries and several deaths in clashes between stone pelters and security forces.
On August 6, 2016, Syed Geelani had ordered the youths in the valley to assemble and occupy local chowks and centres in the vicinity of mohallas, villages and localities and playing of Islamic and azadi taranas (songs) in masjids. These separatists were even ordering the government officials to stop pressurising the employees to join the duty.
A spokesman for the National Investigation Agency (NIA) said the office and residence of Devinder Singh Behal, chairman, Jammu and Kashmir Social Peace Forum (JKSPF), a constituent of Tehreek-e-Hurriayat headed by Geelani, were searched in Jammu.
Behal regularly attended funeral procession of terrorists in the valley. It is suspected that he is involved in routing funds to separatist leaders from Pakistan-based handlers.
It is for the first time since the rise of militancy in the early 1990s that a central probe agency has conducted raids in connection with the funding of terrorist and separatist groups.