Srinagar: Provincial President of Hurriyat (G) and chairman of National Front, Nayeem Khan on Saturday termed the ‘sting operation’ conducted by a Delhi-based TV channel as “fake and doctored”.

Addressing a press conference in Srinagar, Khan alleged that the agenda of Indian media is to “defame the Kashmir struggle”.

Responding to the ‘sting operation’ claiming that he received funds for fanning unrest in Kashmir, Khan said the TV channel has run a doctored video to defame the Kashmir movement.

“The video has been run in bits and pieces and everything taken out of context,” said Khan.

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He said that Pakistan is a basic party to the Kashmir dispute and that the neighbouring country supports the Kashmir movement.

“We generate funds at the local level to help victims of the conflict,” said Khan.

The sting operation, which also featured Tehreek-E-Hurriyat leader Gazi Javed Baba and Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (R) chairman Farooq Ahmed Dar, showed Khan saying that all “separatists get funds from Pakistan”. Neither of the three had been in the news in recent times.

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Meanwhile, an NIA team had arrived in Srinagar the previous day to question Hurriyat leaders regarding funds received from Pakistani sources, including terror outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), to fuel the Kashmir unrest.

Although sources said four prominent resistance figures – including Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Nayeem Khan – will be questioned in this regard, a Hurriyat spokesperson said they have “received no notice so far”.

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