SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has strongly condemned the “continued harassment” by GOI through NIA of Hurriyat activists, family members, and the “institutions and organizations” headed by Mirwaiz.
A statement issued by Hurriyat said that NIA has sent notices to Ibraheem Shah, General Secretary of Anjuman Nusratul Islam, and Mohammad Hussain Khan, Accountant, Aquaf Jamia Masjid, to report to New Delhi for questioning.
The statement said that both Anjuman Nusratul Islam and Aquaf Jamia Masjid are apolitical educational and social organizations with history of serving the people of the state selflessly.
“Subjecting its members to harassment and intimidation for the sole reason of being part of institutions headed by the Mirwaiz, to put pressure on the Mirwaiz is deplorable,” the statement said.
Ibraheem is a retired chief engineer, serving the Anjuman on hoourary basis for the past many years, the statement said.
The spokesman said despite the NIA having an office in Srinagar, they are calling people to New Delhi to “further harass and trouble them”.
Those already summoned to New Delhi, including two uncles of Mirwaiz, and Media Advisor APHC Shahid ul Islam “are made to wait from morning to night and then asked to come again the next day”.
“These ploys and pressure tactics will not deter the Mirwaiz or APHC from pursuing its political cause of struggling for the basic rights and aspirations of the people of Kashmir. All it does is further expose the level of persecution the state apparatus can go to against those it cannot defeat politically,” the statement said.