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NIA summons to Mirwaiz: Don't make this matter of prestige, says NC

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

The National Conference (NC) Saturday asked the Centre not to make it a point of prestige to summon Farooq to

said that the separatist leader should be questioned in the Valley.

"Government should not make it a point of prestige to summon him (Mirwaiz) to He has already affirmed in his response that he is willing to cooperate," Sagar said while addressing a gathering in Shahar-e-Khas locality of

"Keeping in view socio-religious disposition, he should be questioned here in only," he added.

The (NIA) had Thursday issued fresh summons to to appear for questioning at the probe agency headquarters in on March 18 in connection with a terror financing case.

Sagar said the position of is of immense socio-religious importance and the "injudicious approach of humiliation and intimidation will hurt the sentiments of his followers".

"The post of Mirwaiz is highly venerated by the people of Notwithstanding his politics, his family has played a pivotal role in the socio-political emancipation of the people of Kashmir," Sagar said.

"He is a scholarly person, holding a Phd degree and is well respected in the socio-religious circles of the state," the added.

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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 17:35 IST