ED notice tactic to intimidate Geelani: Hurriyat

ED notice tactic to intimidate Geelani: Hurriyat

Govt trying to foil Islamabad chalo

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference-led by Syed Ali Geelani on Thursday termed the notice issued by New Delhi’s Enforcement Directorate (ED) to its chairman Syed Ali Geelani as” unjustified and politically motivated” and termed the move as an attempt to pressurize and intimidate Geelani and the resistance leadership.
“The notice is a pressure tactic aimed at deterring the pro-freedom people from advocating their just cause, said a Hurriyat spokesman in a statement.
He said, “Delhi has tried all its moves to cow down Geelani’s resolve and these state-sponsored tactics won’t deter us from pursuing our mission nor will these coercions, suppressive and aggressive measures make us to surrender”.
He said the authorities are desperate and are leveling fabricated charges against Geelani, said spokesman.
Meanwhile, Hurriyat Conference (G) strongly condemned the police raids, detention, harassment of political leaders, and political activists.
He said that after the call given by Joint Resistance Leadership for public gathering in Islamabad, police arrested and raided residences of several leaders including Bilal Sidiqee, Molvi Bashir Irfani, Mohammad Yasin Ataie and Syed Imtiyaz Hyder, while as Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai and Mohammad Ashraf Laya were put under house arrest.
“Such coercive measures and repression won’t break our resolve and its leaders and activists would succeed in reaching Islamabad,” he said.
Hurriyat conference spokesman said Chalo call is a show of solidarity with people in south Kashmir for their exemplary valour and dedication.
“We appeal people to attend the convention in large number to show commitment with freedom movement. It will convey a message that despite the use of military might, harassment, detentions and killing people, sentiment is at its peak and alive,” he said.
The Hurriyat spokesman also said that Mohammad Ashraf Laya was supposed to attend court in Jammu on December 14, however was detained and put under house arrest.


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