“NIA people said order for raid came from the very top and they were woken up at 4 am for this great task of raiding a journalist.,” former Delhi Minorities Commission chairman Zafarul Islam Khan wrote on Twitter after National Investigation Agency, on Thursday morning, searched his house and offices for a terror funding case.
“They had no patience. They jumped the wall to enter my house like they did with Chidambram,” Mr Khan tweeted.
Khan was targeted for the operations of his NGO, Charity Alliance, which is suspected to be funding terror activities in Kashmir. Human Welfare Foundation, another NGO in Delhi was also raided at the same time linking to the same case.
Six NGOs were raided between 48 hours, in which four of them are from Srinagar. Homes and offices of Khurram Parvez, coordinator of J&K Coalition of Civil Society; his associates Parvez Ahmad Bukhari, Parvez Ahmad Matta and Swati Sheshadri; Parveena Ahanger, chairperson of Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons, NGO Athrout, and the Greater Kailash Trust were raided on Wednesday.
The case was registered on October 8 under various sections of the IPC and the UAPA.
Earlier this year, Zafarul Islam Khan was booked under Sedition for his tweet extending gratitude to Kuwait for taking a stand on India’s hostile environment for Muslims. The tweet triggered mass hate campaign from right-wing groups on Social media.