Mirwaiz among world’s 500 influential Muslims for 9th consecutive year

Srinagar, Oct 31: Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has for the ninth consecutive time been chosen among 500 most influential Muslim personalities across the globe by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre, Jordan.

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.” It also said 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.(

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