Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference has raised concerns over the arrest and remand of resistance leaders arrested by NIA.
The Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Geelani on Tuesday said that NIA was being used as a war weapon against leadership and “local henchmen are facilitating these arbitrary measures against leadership”.
Expressing concern over the 10-day remand of leaders granted to NIA by the Delhi, Hurriyat led by Mirwaiz Umar said that they fear the arrested “could be pressurized and harassed during interrogation and after being framed in a fabricated case, false alibis could be produced against them to implicate and sentence them”.
It added that the manner in which the Indian media was portraying these investigations “they are meant to further vitiate Indian public opinion against Kashmiris and thereby the ruling party in India can derive political dividend out of it”.
Reacting to the arrests conducted by NIA and producing them in Delhi court, the Hurriyat (G) said the Indian government was “frustrated to the extent that they frame and raid residences of pro-freedom leaders and activists on a pre-planned psychological crackdown, so that they surrender and stop voicing the sentiments of their nation.”
The Hurriyat (G) statement said that the “Indian agencies under well thought out plan are desperate to malign and defame our sacred movement,” and warned that “these inhuman, immoral and undemocratic tactics will not deter pro-freedom people from advocating their just cause”.
Ridiculing the ruling party in Delhi, Hurriyat said that they were not serious to solve Kashmir issue as instead of following political means, they are pursuing their “repressive policy and fanatical ideology”.
Huriyat asserted that “these repressive measures” won’t deter the leadership who will “continue to raise their voice against forced occupation”.
The Hurriyat (M) thanked the people for observing a shutdown to protest. It also condemned the repeated curfew and restrictions imposed in downtown Srinagar and said that people of downtown are the constant target of the “states revenge”.
It said vandalizing homes and damaging property “by the Indian forces” has become the order of the day especially in rural Kashmir like in Qaimoh and Tarigam villages in Kulgam “where residents were beaten up and their homes broken into and damaged.”