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JKP and MHA collaborate to educate NPOs on preventing terror financing

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SRINAGAR: CID Wing of J&K Police organized a one-day outreach program on combating the misuse of vulnerable Non-Profit Organizations (NPOs) for Terror Financing (TF) at PCR Kashmir today jointly with MHA, GOI.

The purpose behind the program was to create awareness among the office bearers of different NPOs of Kashmir valley against their potential misuse for terror financing by various terrorist organizations based in J&K or elsewhere as has been observed in some cases in the recent past.

About 50 functionaries of different Kashmir-based NPOs participated in the program, which was co-chaired by Omprakash Singh, JDD, MHA New Delhi and Farooq Qaiser, SSP (FIU) CID Hqrs J&K, in which experts from MHA, interacted with the participants over wide range of topics including FATF provisions vis-a-viz NPOs, Income Tax provisions related to charitable organizations, misuse of NPOs for terror financing etc.

Besides, they also gave PowerPoint presentations containing case studies on the subject to the participants who were highly appreciative of the whole exercise.

The participants keenly listened to the speakers during the program and also put forth their doubts and queries which were duly addressed. Such programmes, which were earlier held in the UT as part of the ongoing process, are for the first time being held by J&K Police jointly with MHA.

Nitish Kumar, IGP CID J&K opined that the NGOs are doing a commendable job on various social and developmental fronts in Kashmir. “However, they need to be extra cautious and vigilant so that unscrupulous elements don’t misuse their platforms for illegal purposes like terrorist financing and human trafficking.”

SSP (FIU) CID Hqrs J&K presented a vote of thanks on the occasion.

R R Swain, Special DG CID J&K said a similar program for Jammu-based NPOs shall be held in DPL Jammu on the 20th of October 2023.

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