Srinagar, Dec 14 : Hurriyat Conference (G) Thursday termed the notice issued by New Delhi’s Enforcement Directorate (ED) to its chairman Syed Ali Geelani as” unjustified and politically motivated” and said that move is an attempt to pressurize and intimidate Geelani and the resistance leadership.
“The notice is a pressure tactic aimed at deterring the pro-freedom people from advocating their just cause, said a Hurriyat spokesman in a statement issued to KNS.
He said, “Delhi has tried all its moves to cow down Geelani’s resolve and these state-sponsored tactics won’t deter us from pursuing our mission nor will these coercions, suppressive and aggressive measures make us to surrender”.
He said the authorities are desperate, hence are leveling fabricated charges against Geelani, said spokesman and asked them to desist from such follies and deceitful ploys.
Meanwhile, Hurriyat Conference (G) strongly condemned the police raids, detention, harassment of political leaders, and political activists, saying that ahead of the call given by Joint Resistance Leadership for public gathering in Islamabad, police arrested and raided residences of several leaders including Bilal Sidiqee, Molvi Bashir Irfani, Mohammad Yasin Ataie and Syed Imtiyaz Hyder, while as Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai and Mohammad Ashraf Laya were put under house arrest.
In a statement issued to KNS, the Hurriyat has also taken serious notice of the continuous police raids on the residence of Huriyat spokesman, Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar, Mohamad Yusuf Makroo, Umar Adil Dar, Aashiq Hussain Narchoor and added that the police continue with its hunt for many other leaders and activists.
Such coercive measures and repression won’t break our resolve saying most of its leaders and activists succeeded and reached Islamabad.
Appealing people of south Kashmir for their passionate participation, Hurriyat said that it will symbolise our dedication and commitment with freedom movement.
Hurriyat conference said that we are convening the Jalsa in solidarity with people in south Kashmir for their exemplary valour and dedication and asked people to attend said Jalsa in large number to show commitment with freedom movement and added that it will convey a message to occupiers and their masters that despite the use of their military might, harassment, detentions and killing people, freedom sentiment is at its peak and alive.
The Hurriyat said Mohammad Ashraf Laya was supposed to attend court in Jammu on December 14, however was detained and put under house arrest. (KNS)