RISISC places Mirwaiz Umar among top 500 Muslims across the globe
Hurriyat (M) terms it ‘a matter of pride for Kashmiris’
Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman, Mirwaiz Mohammad Umar Farooq has for the fifth consecutive year been chosen among the 500 most influential Muslim personalities across the globe by Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre (RISISC) Jordan, and one among the five top most influential persons in the sub-continent.
According to the RISISC-Jordan’s annual report for year 2019, tilted ‘The Muslim 500’ “Dr Farooq inherited the title of the 14th Mirwaiz, (traditional preacher of Muslims in Kashmir) in 1990 after the killing of his father.
At the young age of twenty, Mirwaiz became the chairman and founder of Hurriyat Conference (M), a grassroots coalition of pro-freedom parties in J&K.
Mirwaiz as per a statement issued by RISISC “raised the Kashmir problem at the United Nations, European Parliament and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), advocating dialogue with both India and Pakistan so that the aspirations of the Kashmiri people may be realized”.
Meanwhile, Hurriyat (M) spokesman termed RISISC-Jordan’s annual report for year 2018, of declaring Mirwaiz among the most influential 500 Muslims across the world and among five in the sub-continent, as ‘a matter of pride and honour’ for the people of Kashmir and an acknowledgment of their rightful and just struggle for self determination.