SRINAGAR: Criticising the summoning of Nayeem Geelani and Naseem Geelani – the sons of Syed Ali Geelani – by NIA, the Hurriyat Conference on Tuesday said authorities in Delhi have “virtually accepted defeat and (are) now subjecting leadership and two sons (of Geelani) to physiological and mental torture”.
A Hurriyat spokesperson in a statement issued here termed the arrest of senior resistance leader Shabir Ahmad Shah by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and summoning of Nayeem and Naseem as “worst kind of human rights violation”. “These repressive measures will prove disastrous for authorities,” he said.
He said during NIA raids and search operations, nothing “objectionable” material was seized, however, authorities following their “fanatical dogma”, arrested and lodged the leaders in Tihar jail.
“It is illogical and unethical,” said spokesperson. “Those arrested during NIA raids are subjected to political vendetta.”
He said the Government of India is “frustrated” to the extent that they frame and arrest the pro-freedom leaders and activists by launching a “pre-planned psychological crackdown” against them so that they surrender and stop voicing the sentiments of their people. The moves by New Delhi, he said, are also aimed at “covering and shielding their atrocities and barbarism” against common and unarmed people of Kashmir.
Strongly criticising Indian “biased” media, the spokesperson said NIA has no role in JK. “It is unjustified and illogical to drag it (NIA) in Kashmir,” he said. “Authorities are using this agency as a war weapon against leadership and to malign and discredit (the) freedom struggle.”
Cautioning people about the “sinister designs” of Indian and local authorities, the spokesperson urged them to remain vigilant and fight these tooth and nail.