SRINAGAR: The joint resistance leadership on Friday said those arrested by NIA are subjected to psychological torture. It also called for peaceful protest today after Zuhr (afternoon) prayers against the “continuous bloodshed”, detentions, and NIA raids.
In a statement, the leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and Muhammad Yasin Malik said Delhi and its stooges have deployed NIA sleuths to harass the resistance leaders and file “fictitious” cases against them. “It is a well-thought-out plan and ploy to defame (the) movement and harass (the) leadership.”
The leadership said the PDP government led by Mehbooba Mufti “will be recalled for (its) autocratic behaviour”.
“As part of their devilish game, Mehbooba Mufti is utilising the services of NIA as a war weapon against leadership and thus gagging the genuine voices. (She) has crossed all limits and there is no legal justification for such arbitrary measures,” the leadership said.
“It is a pre-planned psychological crackdown so that (we) surrender and stop voicing (for) the sentiments of (our) nation.”
Commenting over extending of judicial remand of Peer Saif Ullah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Raja Meraj u Din Kalwal till August 14 and handing over Shahid-ul-Islam, Farooq Ahmad Dar and Ayaz Akbar to judicial custody till September 1, the leadership said NIA is prolonging their detention on “fabricated and fictitious” charges.
Geelani, Mirwaiz, and Malik said Delhi through its “biased” media and agencies like NIA is “enacting a drama to (create) wrong impressions about (the) ongoing freedom movement in (the) state”. “It is a well-thought-out ploy to bring disgrace to movement. Their prime target is to create confusion, misgiving, and suspicion between people and (the) leadership.”
The leadership also expressed concern over the treatment meted out to senior resistance leader Shabir Ahmad Shah in Delhi court and condemned the prolonging of his detention. “This illustrates the fascist dogma of rulers in New Delhi and it is evident that writ of Jan Sangh cadre is overpowering Indian courts too.”
Meanwhile, the leadership paid glowing tributes to militants killed in Kulgam and Bijbehara gunfights and said “we are duty-bound to carry their mission to its logical end”.
They expressed deep concern over civilian killings and said forces are showering bullets and pellets over unarmed and innocent youth.
The leadership also strongly condemned raids on Tehreek-e-Hurriyat district office in Maisuma.