Srinagar: JKLF chief Muhammad Yasin Malik’s two fellow leaders who form with him the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, said in a joint statement on Saturday that the Enforcement Directorate (ED) notice issued to Malik in a 17-year-old case will not force the resistance leadership into submission.
“The Government of India through the ED and NIA has not only issued summons and notices to Kashmir’s resistance leaders but also arrested them and lodged them in the infamous Tihar jail without proving any charges. More than a dozen resistance leaders and a businessman have been lodged in Tihar Jail in New Delhi on fictitious charges framed by the ED and NIA,” the JRL said in a statement.
The leadership said that the ED notice to Malik reflects the “frustration on part of the Government of India and their acknowledgement of defeat.”
“Malik’s entire life is an open book and the way the Government of India is digging old cases to build pressure on the pro-freedom leadership of Kashmir… reflects that GoI has decided to follow a policy of political vendetta, which is destined to taste defeat,” the statement added.
“Entire pro-freedom leadership is committed to Kashmir’s sacred movement, which has priceless sacrifices, honour and chastity of scores of women at the back of it,” the JRL said.