JRL calls for shutdown on the eve of Rajnath’s Sep 10 Kashmir visit

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik while strongly condemning the fresh wave of terror unleashed by the Government of India against the Kashmirs resistance camp and also against the people, stated that on the basis of military might, Delhi is trying to choke all space for the pro-freedom leadership.

In a joint statement issued here, the JRL said that to keep the resistance leaders away from the people, all undemocratic means are being employed by Delhi and its stooges in Kashmir while as worst form of oppressive measures are being used to supress the genuine dissent.

The JRL said that last year is witness to the worst ever and ultimate form of repression unleashed by the forces that left thousands blinded and maimed by the pellets, more than 126 youth killed, more than 15000 injured with bullets and pellets and hundreds slapped with draconian PSA and lodged in various jails in and outside the State that include Kahtua, Udhampur, Tihar, Kotbalwal, Delhi Jail, central jail Srinagar, Baramulla jail and also Islamabad jail.

The JRL said the fact remains that the real state of affairs in J&K are run and managed by the Indian Home Ministry and every step is being taken on their direction while the so-called state government is only a stooge.

The JRL said under a well-planned conspiracy to defame the Kashmiri leadership and the ongoing sacred movement for freedom on the directions of Indian home ministry NIA has been assigned the job of harassing and intimidating Kashmiri pro-freedom leaders, their families, friends, and business community also. They said that basic purpose of the raid spree being carried out by the NIA is to instil fear among the pro-freedom leadership and the people of Kashmir.

The JRL urged people of Kashmir to observe complete shutdown on the upcoming visit of Indian Home Minister on Sunday September 10, 2017. By observing the strike, people of Kashmir will prove to the world community and the Indian leadership that by using military might against the people or harassing the leadership genuine and people’s movement in Kashmir cannot be crushed

The JRL said that Kashmir issue is not territorial or law and order dispute but a political dispute acknowledged by the highest world body called UN through its 18 resolutions pending implementation and these resolutions give the right to self-determination to the people of Kashmir to choose their fate.

The JRL also condemned the raids conducted by the NIA on the residences of Hurriyat leader Aga Syed Al Moosvi, Al safavi, Ghulam Nabi Sumji, Showkat Bakshi, and Zameer Thakur besides others, and said that the only aim of these raids is to build pressure on the pro-freedom leaders to stop advocating people’s cause for freedom

The JRL said such oppressive tactics are not going to break the resolve of pro-freedom leaders, who are duty bound and committed to work towards the final settlement of Kashmir issue as per the wishes and aspirations of people.


Funding Case: NIA continues to conduct raids in Kashmir


Srinagar: India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) continued its raids in a case related to alleged funding in Kashmir Valley for the second consecutive day on Thursday.

The house and office of senior separatist leader Aga Syed Hasan Almosvi Alsafvi, who also heads socio-religious organization Anjuman Shari Shian were raided in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district early Thursday morning.

NIA team accompanied by a police party entered into the house of Aga Hasan and conducted a search operation there. Locals as well as journalists were not allowed to move towards the house.

NIA team also raided the residence of Zameer Ahmad Sheikh at Gulshan Nagar Nowgam, Srinagar.

Zameer is a member of Democratic Freedom Party led by Shabir Shah who is languishing in Tihar jail, Delhi after arrested by ED on July 25.

NIA also raided residences of several pro-freedom leaders including Ghulam Nabi Sumji, Shakeel Bakhshi and Showkat Bakhshi.

The fresh NIA raids in Kashmir followed the announcement of resistance leaders to court arrest at NIA headquarters in New Delhi on September 9.

NIA is investigating a case of alleged funding in Kashmir registered on May 30.

Reports said that a raid was conducted by NIA team at the joint residence of JKLF leader Showkat Ahmad Bakhshi and his brother Shakeel Ahmad Bakhshi in Bemina area of Srinagar. Shakeel heads the Islamic Student’s League (ISL).

Earlier in the day NIA teams raided the residences of Hurriyat (G) leaders, Ghulam Nabi Sumji in Bijbehara and Syed Agha Hassan in Budgam. Sources said that a team of NIA alongwith a contingent of police and other forces raided the residence of Sumji and started searches.

National Investigation Agency (NIA) also raided the office of a chartered accountant at Hyderpora in Srinagar and residences of two businessmen in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, sources said.

They said that teams of NIA raided Al-Hyder Complex at Hyderpora and two residential houses in Kralepora area of North Kashmir.

Seven pro-freedom leaders, a businessman and two youth including a photojournalist have already been arrested by the Indian investigation agency in connection of the case.

Another Hurriyat leader and a businessman have been arrested by Enforcement Directorate (ED). Eight of the arrested persons are languishing in Tihar jail, Delhi while as four are in NIA and ED custody. (CNS)

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