Urdu statement is enclosed herewith

Press Release

Srinagar March 13, 2019: Strongly reacting to the highhandedness by the so-called Indian investigating agency NIA, All Parties Hurriyat Conference chairman, Syed Ali Geelani said that this institution has itself compromised its credibility and neutrality and has taken the shape of yet another oppressive tool being used rather misused by our occupier with a sole aim to threaten and force the pro-freedom people to subjugation.

He said that more than a million armed forces equipped by a vast and deep investigative network have already suffocated the people and this ghost of NIA is just an addition in the armory of India to crush the peaceful voice of the Kashmiri nation.

Strongly condemning the NIA summons to Mirwaiz Mohammad Umar Farooq and his son Syed Naseem Geelani, Hurriyat chairman said that these cowardly acts of arrogance are only to fatten their vote bank.

He said that earlier also NIA and ED arrested scores of pro-freedom workers including Dr. Ghulam Mohammad Bhat, Shabir Ahmad Shah, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Peer Saifullah, Ayaz Akbar, Raja Mehraj-ud-din Kalwal, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Shahid-ul-Islam, Syed Shahid Yousuf, Syed Shakeel Ahmad on fictitious and false charges of Hawala and terror funding, but could not prove even a single case.

Pro-freedom leader said that countless raids on various freedom loving and common people have yet to yield anything to substantiate their narrative, but India’s media theatrics and their paid channels put every Kashmiri to the media trail even before judicial proceedings which has dented the image of this investigating agency to the extent that in Kashmir it used as a tool to strangulate every voice of dissent and with vast and unparalled impunity it has been authorized to poke in everybody’s personal life.

He said that Kashmir issue is globally recognized reality and such mean and timid tactics can in no way, demonize its importance.

Hurriyat chairman said that India needs to come out of the denial mode and show some sincerity, if not to us at least to its own people as this unresolved flash point can trigger anytime a human destruction and unthinkable destruction.

Press and Publicity Division