NIA summons to Mirwaiz , Geelani’s Son sheer political vendetta: JRL | KNO

No shutdown on Monday, people must resume normal life
NIA summons to Mirwaiz , Geelani’s Son sheer political vendetta: JRL | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, March 10 (KNO) : Joint Resistance Leadership on Sunday termed the NIA summons to chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Syed Ali Geelani’s son Syed Naseem Geelani asking them to present themselves before NIA court in New Delhi on Monday, as “sheer political vendetta deserving strongest condemnation.” The JRL also asked people across Kashmir to resume their normal life on Monday as there was no call for any shutdown and any program would be communicated to the people on time.

In a statement issued to KNO, the leadership said that NIA raids on the residences of leaders and their relatives followed by summoning them to New Delhi is a fresh attempt to build pressure on the pro-resolution leadership to push them into submission so that they stop pursing the resolution of the Kashmir issue. “In past NIA and other agencies of GoI conducted raids on the residences of pro-resolve leaders including women leaders and later arrested many of who continue to languish in New Delhi’s Tihar jail in past almost two years without trial,” the leadership said.

“We have time and again made it clear that they won’t come under any pressure and face the fresh onslaught of Delhi in the form of NIA and ED raids and summons with full resilience but continue to pursue the cause of truth and justice, for which lakhs of Kashmiri people have offered tremendous sacrifices and continue to do so.” The leadership said that they have always advocated for a peaceful resolution of the issue and have nothing to do with “terror funding”. “These fake charges and the propaganda around it are being pursued electoral gains by those at the helm,” they said. “Seeking right to self-determination for Jammu & Kashmir is no crime for which the leadership is being persecuted.”

The leadership hailed the support extended by the traders, transporters and other segments of the society towards leadership and thanked them and asked that normal life should be resumed on March 11. Any program will be communicated to people in the future.

The leadership strongly denounced the arrest spree, ban on Jamaat-e-Islami, slapping of PSA on JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik and many others, harassing and intimidating the youth and elderly, vandalizing properties, injuring the youth in peaceful protests, imposing curbs and restrictions in down town, worst form of human rights violations being committed by the forces and clarified that these repressive measures were tested in the past as well but failed to yield any result and that the only way to ensure peace in the region is to resolve the Kashmir issue as per its historic perspective according to the wishes of people.(KNO)