Criticizing National Investigation Agency (NIA) for summoning, President of Bar Association and a prominent lawyer, Mian Abdul Qayoom to Delhi for interrogation, Syed Ali Geelani Tuesday said that it is a deep-rooted ploy aimed at depriving the prisoners and victims of state sponsored victims from assistance provided by legal experts.
Hailing lawyer’s fraternity for their selfless service for the suppressed people, Geelani according to the statement issued here said that they should be mentally prepared to fight, aggressive, autocratic, illegal and immoral occupation at all levels.
“The lawyers are conscious, respectable and well learned members of society,” Geelani said and expressed his hope that they will fight tooth and nail, the defamation move launched by NIA.
Geelani urged resistance leadership, trader’s community, government employees, lawyer’s fraternity and all other sections to forge unity among its fold for a greater cause of right to self-determination. “It is a master key and an effective measure to face brutalities perpetrated by Indian authorities,” Geelani said.
He expressed his deep concern over the setting up of new military camps in several areas of South Kashmir and said that authorities are turning whole state into a big military garrison. “We have no other choice but to carry out our resistance movement with commitment, seriousness and discipline,” he said.
Geelani in his appeal urged international human rights organizations for their cognizance and asked to take notice of deteriorating situations in ‘occupied’ Jammu and Kashmir.