SRINAGAR, Sep 10 (SABAH): Chairman All Parties Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani has said, “restrictions on political activities in the state and disallowing resistance leadership to court arrest before the NIA in Delhi, signify a moral victory for resistance camp.”
“Though the state police chief DGP SP Vaid in his statement had said that resistance leaders are free to go anywhere, however contrary to his statement, Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq were placed under house arrest and heavy contingent of police were deployed outside their residences,” a statement issued by resistance leadership said.
It said the “police arrested Mohd Yasin Malik and shifted him to central jail Srinagar.” Resistance leaders had decided to court arrest before NIA in New Delhi for “its highhandedness, revival of Ikhwan type bullying and intimidations against leadership and people. However, Indian authorities didn’t allow them to take this democratic step,” the statement said.
“It is the power of arrogance. The affairs of puppet regime and police are looked after and run by authorities in Delhi,” the statement said.
“The lawlessness is at its peak. JKLF Chief, Mohammad Yasin Malik was initially sent to jail on police remand, then set free and then rearrested during midnight.
“India’s national investigation agency NIA is running a defamatory campaign against leadership and people,” it said. While calling it (NIA raids) a “psychological crackdown”, the leadership said “its main aim is to make people scare and suppress their freedom sentiments.”
“We won’t succumb to the pressure and will fight tooth and nail against the campaign launched by NIA and its sinister designs,” it said.
The leadership condemned the “uncalled for action against Prof A.R Geelani”, calling it “a brute and unjustified step.”
Professor Geelani, it said, was supposed to receive resistance leadership at Delhi airport.
Meanwhile, Syed Ali Geelani appealed UNO and international human rights agencies to take suo moto action “against the barbaric acts and asked to take cognizance of unabated human rightist violations in J&K.”
Reiterating its appeal for “civil curfew” on September 10, against the visit of home minister of India, the Hurriyat said that “oppressive measures and military might can never suppress the resilience and resolve of the people.”