Summoning Mirwaiz to Delhi not acceptable to Kashmiris: JKLF

Summoning Mirwaiz to Delhi not acceptable to Kashmiris: JKLF
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SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) on Tuesday said summoning Kashmir’s head priest Mirwaiz Umar Farooq to New Delhi is not acceptable to the people of Kashmir.
JKLF vice chairman Abdul Hameed Bhat in a statement issued here said the recent raids by NIA and summoning of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Naseem Geelani and others to Delhi, are acts of “frustration and revenge”.
The Mirwaiz dynasty has contributed a lot for the social, religious, educational and political upliftment of Kashmiri society and summoning Mirwaiz, Naseem Geelani and others is like summoning “the entire nation of Kashmir”, Bhat said adding that “Kashmiris will never accept this theatre silently”.
“Upset by the people’s revolution of 2016, Indian rulers started NIA theatre in 2017, and besides arresting dozens of resistance leaders, businessman and students, also grilled hundreds of kith and kin, friends and colleagues of resistance leaders at the pretext of so-called ‘terror funding case’,” he said.
Bhat said if “excessive use of brutal force, evil tactics of intimidations, threats and other oppressive means” were able to defect peoples revolutions and freedom movements, then India instead of a sovereign nation would have been a British colony till date.
“Indian rulers who dream of defeating Kashmiri resistance by using NIA type agencies are only day-dreaming,” he said. “After recent Pulwama attack, NIA was again let loose as an act of revenge and this agency conducted raids on many residential houses. Not only the ban on Jama’at-e-Islami, arrest of thousands of young and old, confiscating properties and other oppressive measures also gained momentum.”
JKLF leader added, “For getting election benefits, negative propaganda, polluting and hoodwinking Indian public opinion by using so-called media especially TV channels that are shamefully working as mercenaries for the oppressors have been deployed by the rulers which are actually poisoning the whole region.”
He said sooner the Indian leadership realises this truth, the better it is for its own survival and progress.
Meanwhile, Bhat in the statement termed the prolonged solitary confinement of JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik as illegal.
“Caging Yasin Malik has exposed Indian democracy and so-called freedom of speech. Yasin Malik is a thought, a leader, a soul that cannot be confined by some walls,” he said.
“Kashmiris will fight Indian onslaught and aggression with unity, dedication and valour, and the resistance against illegal occupation and oppression will continue till the achievement of the desired goal, In Sha Allah,” JKLF vice chairman said.