Hurriyat (G) slam arrest, summoning of pro-freedom leaders

Hurriyat (G) slam arrest, summoning of pro-freedom leaders
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Srinagar: Hurriyat (G) led by Syed Ali Geelani on Thursday slammed the arrest and summoning of pro-freedom leaders, activists and their relatives and said that “the government of India has planned a psychological crackdown using NIA and ED to make them surrender and stop voicing their sentiments”.
“People are much aware of these gimmicks and such childish acts are in no way going to bail them out of their heinous crimes,” the spokesman said in a statement.
Commenting on the quizzing of Altaf Ahmad Shah and Zahoor Watali by ED and grilling of Hurriyat chairman’s son Syed Naseem Geelani by NIA, he said: “On one hand those involved in Samjota Express Blast in 2007, where in more than 80 people (mostly Pakistanies) are set free by the courts, while as pro-freedom people and their relatives are harassed and threatened by so-called investigating agencies.”
Hurriyat said that Altaf Ahmad Shah and Zahoor Watali are already under the custody in Tihar jail for the last 2 years and “fresh questioning confirms the mindset of the Delhi rulers, who use their agencies as a tool of arbitration and oppression”.
“New Delhi use the Kashmir card to lure the voters and propagate their pseudo bravery to fight the enemy, but these measures can never suppress the freedom sentiment of the people and pro-freedom leaders,” the Hurriyat said.