Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has for the seventh consecutive time been chosen among the 500 most influential Muslim personalities across the globe by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre, Jordan.
Mirwaiz has been listed among the world’s 500 most influential Muslims and is categorized in the political group for the seventh consecutive year by RISSC, Jordon.
Pertinently, Mirwaiz continues to be under house arrest for more than 18 months.
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, independent institute headquartered in Amman, the capital of Jordan.
Topping the list, personalities include King Salman of Saudi Arabia, Ayatollah Khamenei of Iran, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and King Abdullah of Jordan. (KNS)