Mirwaiz Among 500 Influential Muslims

Mirwaiz Umer Farooq- KO Photo

Srinagar: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, heriditory head priest of Kashmir, has once again been listed among the 500 most influential Muslim personalities across the globe by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre, Jordan for 2022.

Mirwaiz, who also heads the moderate faction of the Hurriyat Conference, has been listed among the world’s 500 most influential Muslims and is categorized in the political group for the eighth consecutive year by RISSC, Jordon. Pertinently, Mirwaiz continues to be under house arrest by the state authorities for the last 26 months, for his political views, a Hurriyat spokesperson said Wednesday.

On Mirwaiz, RISSC Jordan, as per the spokesperson said, “He has been advocating dialogue with both India and Pakistan so that the aspirations of the Kashmiri people may be realised.” Specifically mentioning Mirwaiz’s arrest, it stated that he has been under house arrest since August 2019.

The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre is an independent research entity affiliated with the Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic thought, an international Islamic non-governmental, institute headquartered in Amman, the capital of Jordan.

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