‘NIA raids, arrests a pre-planned psychological crackdown’
Srinagar: Joint pro-freedom leadership on Saturday said the Indian government was frustrated to the extent that they frame and arrest pro-freedom leaders and activists hoping that they surrender and stop voicing the sentiments of their nation.
Terming the raids conducted by NIA, the leaders said that “the hype and sensationalism around it (raids) just goes on to show the desperate attempt by government of India to vilify and discredit the resistance leadership and in turn discredit the people’s freedom movement”.
In a joint statement by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik, the leadership alleged that the arrests were a part of a “pre-planned psychological crackdown” by government forces, aimed at “covering and shielding their atrocities and barbarism against unarmed people”.
“All these state sponsored tactics won’t deter us from pursuing our mission, nor these coercions, suppressive and aggressive measures will make us to surrender,” the leadership said.
The statement said that the Indian agencies, under well thought out plan, are maligning our “sacred movement”. The leaders warned India that these “inhuman, immoral and undemocratic tactics” will not deter the pro-freedom people from advocating their just cause.
The leaders said that India openly admitted to being at war with the people of Kashmir and subjected them to state oppression, while it simultaneously launched a propaganda war to discredit leadership and people’s struggle.
“Such propaganda wars always meet the same end that fascist propagandas wars of Hitler and Mussolini met with in the past,” the statement said. “All these shameful attempts are revenge against the people of Kashmir and its leadership,” the leaders said in the statement, adding that their commitment will not be dented.
“Our nation is being humiliated, brutally killed and now leadership is being just targeted because they exposed brutalities perpetrated by (government) forces,” said the statement. “After miserably failing to curb and contain the current mass uprising by all the military might, they (forces) feel defeated and hence opted for such unscrupulous means”.
Reacting sharply to the raids conducted by India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA), the statement said that the agency had been given this task just to drag and involve leadership in fabricated cases, thereby pressurizing the leadership.
“However, it is their frustration and we will continue to pursue our cause and won’t budge in front of such dogmatic elements,” the leaders said.