Hurriyat (M) condemns NIA raids

Hurriyat Conference (M) has strongly condemned the arbitrary and coercive act of raiding the house of its Media Adviser Shahid-ul-Islam and other pro-freedom activists and some members of business community by the Indian NIA in a bid to harass and scare the resistance leadership from representing the people’s sentiments and their just political struggle.

Giving details of the raid the spokesman said that at around 6am team from NIA came to Shahid’s house with a large contingent of police and paramilitary forces and cordoned his house sealing all entry and exit points to the road leading to his house creating a fear psychosis in the area as if Shahid was a “ criminal not a political activist.’’

Spokesman said that his family including his little daughters and wife were confined to one room while the house was thoroughly searched and all the belongings were rummaged through till late in the evening.

As expected nothing was found in the house. The NIA officials took with them documents pertaining to the bank loan papers of Shahid’s house and car his and his family members cell phones, insurance policy papers and photographs from the time of Hurriyat (M) visit of Pakistan in 2004.

Hurriyat Conference (M) said people of Kashmir are mature enough to understand that such arm twisting tactics to scare the leadership and malign them by the Government of India and their “local stooges” are actually attempts to take away the focus from the actual problem in Kashmir and distort the narrative of the Kashmir dispute.

Hurriyat (M) said that the tremendous sacrifices offered by the people of Kashmir for their just cause are the guiding light for the leadership who know they will be subject to all kinds of harassment and vilification at the hands of those who occupy our land. The leadership, it said is ready to face the challenge. 

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