Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Saturday said neither “oppressive” measures nor military might can suppress the people’s resilience and resolve, nor can National Investigation Agency (NIA) “pressure tactics” and “bullying” force the resistance leadership to participate in any “so-called” dialogue process.
“It is as such suggested and wise to concentrate on the core issue (of) Kashmir,” Geelani said in a statement, adding that Kashmir is not a border dispute but an issue related to humans that needs to be resolved as per United Nations (UN) resolutions and in its right perspective.
Lashing out at the administration, Geelani said restrictions and other tactics of “cowardice” designed against political activities in the state, such as preventing the resistance leadership from courting arrest before the NIA in Delhi, “signifies a moral victory” for the resistance camp.
“Resistance leaders had decided to court arrest before NIA in New Delhi for its highhandedness, revival of Ikhwan-type bullying and intimidations against (the) leadership and people; however Indian authorities didn’t allow them to take this democratic step,” Geelani said.
He said affairs of the “puppet regime” and the police are looked after and run by authorities in Delhi. “They are so insignificant that even CM and DGP are not sure about their destiny,” he said.
“The lawlessness is at its peak. NIA is running a defamatory campaign against leadership and people. Its main aim is to scare people and suppress their freedom sentiments,” the Hurriyat chairman said. “We won’t succumb to the pressure and will fight tooth and nail against the campaign launched by NIA and its sinister designs.”
Geelani condemned the “uncalled” action against Prof AR Geelani who “was supposed to receive resistance leadership at Delhi airport”.
The Hurriyat chairman appealed to the UN and international human rights agencies to take cognisance of and suo motu action against the “barbaric” acts and “unabated human rightist violations in the occupied state”.