SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani Tuesday condemned the “arbitrary and coercive” raids by NIA on the resistance leadership and political activists and said that despite the “state sponsored terrorism” the people in state will pursue their struggle for freedom and won’t give up resistance or change their stance.
Geelani said that the raids were meant to “drag and involve leadership into fabricated cases”.
He said that during day long raids at the residences of Altaf Ahmad Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Meraj-u-Din Kalwal, the NIA team found nothing except their mobile phones, laptop and documents pertaining to personal properties.
“NIA sleuths after questioning found nothing and it is rather strange that instead making things public, maintained a mysterious silence, and in turn Indian media without any reason and proof assigned un-proportional and unnecessary hype,” Geelani said in a statement.
“It is well thought out plan to defame movement and resistance leadership,” he said. “They are scared about resistance leadership and commitment of people with freedom movement and their main aim is to discredit and defame resistance leadership.”
Geelani however added that “they failed and were defeated”.
While commenting over the recent statement of Rajnath Singh, Geelani said people are not scared of these intimidations and until the Kashmir issue is resolved as per aspirations of people, they will pursue their mission with dedication.