Srinagar, 31 October: Incarcerated Hurriyat Chairman and Islamic scholar Mirwaiz Umar Farooq is listed among the 500 most influential Muslims globally. Royal islamic Strategic Studies Centre based in Amman Jordan in collaboration with Georgetown University published the annual list.
Mirwaiz is listed among global personalities such as the King Salman of Saudi Arabia, Ayatollah Khamenei of Iran, Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and King Abdullah of Jordan.
On Mirwaiz, RISSC Jordan 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.