NIA, ED framing resistance leaders under “fake and fictitious” cases: Hurriyat (M)

Srinagar, June 30: Taking strong note of the fresh wave of killing spree in Kashmir coupled with the detention and house confinement of pro-freedom leaders and framing resistance leaders under “fake and fictitious” cases by NIA and ED, Hurriyat Conference (M) on Saturday said all these steps are being taken under a well-planned conspiracy to break the resolve of people of Kashmir and the resistance leadership.

The Hurriyat (M) in a statement issued to GNS termed these ploys as “nothing but a sheer and worst ever political vendetta”.

It said NIA has no moral justification for framing “fake” charges against senior resistance leader Aasiya Andrabi and her close side Fehmeeda Sofi as the duo are already languishing in prison since long. “These steps are nothing but a mere frustration of New Delhi which has failed to break the resolve of people of Kashmir,” it said.

The amalgam said that arresting resistance leaders and lodging them in jails to muzzle the movement for the right to self-determination was tried in the past but failed to yield results for Delhi and now same old methods are being employed which are destined to fail.

The Hurriyat (M) lauded the patience and courage of resistance leaders lodged in Dehli’s notorious Tihar jail who include Shabir Ahmad Shah, Advocate Shahidul Islam, Ghulam Muhammad Bhat, Altaf Ahmed Shah, Peer Saifullah, Ayaz Akbar, Raja Mehrajudin Kalwal, Nayeem Khan, Shahid Yousuf, Muhammad Aslam Wani, Farooq Ahmed Dar and Zahoor Ahmed Watali while as others who are lodged in various other prisons that include Masrat Alam Bhat, Muzaffar Dar, Dr Muhammad Qasim Fakhtoo, Muhammad Shafi Sheraati, Ghulam Qadir Bhat, Nazir Ahmed Sheikh, Muhammad Yousuf Mir, Tariq Ahmed Dar, Manzoor Ahmed, Muhammad Yousuf Falahi, Abdul Gani Dar, Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori, Shakeel Ahmed Itoo, Mir Hafizulah, Ameer Hamzah Shah, Abdul Rashid Mugloo, Sirajudin and Farooq Ahmed Towheedi.

“All these prisoners deserve all the appreciation for their courage and patience,” Hurriyat (M) said and strongly condemned “all the fake charges” against them and demanded their immediate release.

Meanwhile, the amalgam strongly condemned the detention of its senior leader Mukhtar Ahmed Waza and lodging him in police station Sherbagh, Anantnag, saying “Waza was on way to Pulwama hospital to meet the injured in the recent forces’ action but was bundled into a police vehicle”.

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