Hurriyat’s NIA probe a ‘major ploy to strengthen occupation’ aided by Mehbooba: JRL

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yaseen Malik on Wednesday said that the BJP led Government in New Delhi is pushing from all ends to crush the people’s movement towards what they term as the “final solution.”

In a statement they said an ensuing crackdown against resistance leadership has been adopted and there is a propaganda blitzkrieg to target the leadership and their activists to malign them and link them to subversive activities in order to implicate them in fabricated criminal cases.

JRL also added that the government is trying to defame and undermine the people’s movement as sponsored Islamic terrorism abetted by Pakistan.

They said this ‘major ploy’ is being felicitated by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.

“This major ploy aimed at strengthening and institutionalizing New Delhi’s illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir is being quietly aided and facilitated by chief minister Mehbooba Mufti who was once a great votary of facilitating dialogue with GoI for the resolution of Kashmir dispute,” the statement said.

The statement also alleged that Hurriyat leaders arrest by the NIA is tantamount to ‘kidnapping’.

“The arrest of Shabir Ahmed Shah by the Enforcement Directorate and subsequently taking him to Delhi for questioning and the arrest of other Hurriyat leaders by NIA and lodging them in Delhi is tantamount to kidnapping of these leaders,” the leadership said in the statement.

Earlier, the Patiala House Court sent Shah to a 7-day enforcement directorate custody.

Seven other Hurriyat leaders including Nayeem Khan, Bitta Karatay of JKLF, Syed Ali Geelani’s son in law Altaf Fantosh, Hurriyat (g) spokesperson Ayaz Akbar, Geelani’s personal secretary Peer Saifullah, Raja Mehrajuddin Kalwal and Hurriyat (m) spokesperson Shahid ul Islam were sent to 10 days NIA custody by the same court on Tuesday.


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