Srinagar: The Joint Resistance Leadership on Sunday expressed anguish over the “threat calls” given to the Hurriyat leaders and activists by the authorities, and said “the leadership has taken a strong note on the ‘sting operations’ being carried out against the pro-freedom leaders”.
In a statement, the JRL leadership led by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Dr. Mohammad Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik while condemning these measures, said, “Two unknown persons, believed to have links with the intelligence agencies, visited the residence of Farida Behanji- the chairperson of Jammu and Kashmir Mass Movement, a constituent of Hurriyat, and offered Rs. 2 lakh to her and was told – ‘the amount has been sent for her organisation’, which she refused to receive”.
“The designs like these are meant to malign the image of the resistance leadership,” the statement said.
The leadership criticised nocturnal raid on the residence of incarcerated Hurriyat leader Altaf Ahmad Shah at Bemina Srinagar. “Deployment of huge contingents of police, repeated nocturnal searches on residences of jailed leader’s is a gross human rights violations,” the leadership said.
The JRL said that chief spokesman of Hurriyat (G) Gulzar received a phone call from the Air Cargo Srinagar to appear before the SOG office and he refused to appear and offered his volunteer arrest.
The leadership further said that in almost all the districts of the valley, “a manhunt has been launched against the resistance leaders and activists which has fuelled an alarming situation “.
The resistance leaders urged intervention from the United Nations for safeguarding the life and honour of Kashmiris.