Saying that the Hurriyat Conference (M) media advisor, Shahid-ul-Islam is being persecuted for his association with me, Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Saturday condemned his harassment by the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
Mirwaiz according to a statement issued here said that the Shahid is being harassed by the NIA by calling him to their office in Delhi each day from morning till night to question him.
“Shahid is being persecuted for his association with me and with the people’s political struggle in J&K,” he said, adding that such intimidation and coercion to overwhelm him is unethical and against international law.
Mirwaiz further said Shahid is an honest and dedicated political activist and a thorough gentleman. The people of Kashmir stand with him in this hour of trial that he is being subject to for his political ideology and his association with me and the people’s movement.
“People of Kashmir condemn and protest these malicious ploys of those who having lost on the political front from the people of Kashmir are now desperately trying to malign the movement and intimidate and witch hunt those associated with it,” he said.
Mirwaiz also condemned the ‘harassment’ caused to Altaf Shah who is also being subject to questioning by the anti terror agency.
“Such tactics will pressurize neither me nor my party members from pursuing our principled stand of representing the political aspirations and will of the struggling people of Jammu & Kashmir,” he said.
Mirwaiz said “my family and those associated with my party and the movement have seen umpteen hardships and challenges from the state for the past 70 years but such moves will not unnerve us or deter us from our path of righteousness and justice for the suffering but resilient people of Kashmir.”