Srinagar, April 12, 2019 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, has said that Indian rulers are using their investigative agencies as a war weapon to suppress the Kashmiri people in general and Hurriyat leaders and activists in particular.
Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar strongly condemned the India’s Enforcement Directorate (ED) notice to daughters of illegally detained senior APHC leader, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, arrest of JKLF Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, by National Investigation Agency (NIA) and shifting him to Delhi’s Tihar jail, repeated quizzing of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and shifting of leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami and other religious organizations to jails outside the valley.
He said Shabbir Ahmad Shah has spent most of his life in Indian jails and today also he is lodged in Tihar jail. He is in their custody to answer any question and issuing notices to his minor daughters is not only undemocratic and immoral but also shameful.
Reacting to the JKFL Chairman, Mohammad Yasin Malik’s arrest by the NIA and shifting him to Tihar jail, he said Hurriyat leaders and activists are not alien to these jails and interrogations. Putting them behind the bars on decades-old fabricated cases is nothing but to pressurize them to subjugation which is never going to happen, he added. He said when solitary confinement, physical torture and psychological harassment for decades together has not dented the resolve of Kashmiri leaders, how can oppressor expect them to cow down by using these means and ridiculous measures of suppression.
The APHC Chairman said continued quizzing of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq for four consecutive days is nothing but to threaten the leadership to stay away from the genuine demands of the people of Kashmir, but the muscular tactics will strengthen Kashmiris’ resolve more than earlier.
He said shifting of leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami and other religious organizations to Indian jails is condemnable and the rulers who always claim to uphold the democratic values of their Constitution are themselves responsible to tarnish every fabric of it. He said their courts have categorically opposed the shifting of prisoners away from their homes, but biased and arrogant rulers don’t even care about their own judicial commands.
He said notorious killers, designated criminals and communal goons are roaming freely but those serving the ailing humanity, helping the orphans, supporting the poorest of poor and stand against the social evils are made to suffer in the name of hyper nationalism and fighting terrorism.
Repeating the appeal for complete boycott of the election dramas, Syed Ali Gilani said people who are suppressed, caged, brutalized and maimed on one or the other pretext have no reason to be part of any military drama being conducted in the name of so-called elections.
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