SRINAGAR: Expressing serious resentment and concern over shifting of Shahidul Islam, Ayaz Akbar, Farooq Ahmed Dar to Delhi’s Tihar jail and questioning of the wife of senior resistance leader Shabir Ahmad Shah by the Enforcement Directorate, the Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Monday said such “repressive” measures have failed in past and won’t ever succeed in muzzling the genuine struggle of people of Kashmir.
A spokesperson of Hurriyat in a statement said there is no justification in quizzing the wife of Shabir Shah who had just gone to meet her husband and was detained in a police station which amounts to serious violation of the dignity of the women and the legal procedure laid down by law.
He said to defame Kashmir’s genuine political struggle, Delhi is using “undemocratic and illegal” means through NIA and ED by going for a wave of arrest spree of resistance leaders on “frivolous” charges just to build pressure on the resistance camp to abandon representing people’s aspirations.
He said moves by NIA and ED are aimed at damaging the credibility of the resistance leadership in Kashmir.
Meanwhile, the spokesperson paid tributes to militant killed in an encounter at Samboora, Pampore saying people of Kashmir are offering priceless sacrifices for a sacred cause and these sacrifices won’t go in vain. “It is because these sacrifices, Kashmir issue is echoing at the world forums where an opinion is building that without the resolution of this issue peace was impossible in the south Asian region.”
He strongly condemned the use of force against peaceful protestors in Pulwama stating that government continues with its iron fist policy against people who are not even allowed to raise their voice peacefully and instead are showered with pellets and bullets by government forces which is highly condemnable.