Terming the Enforcement Directorate Notice to Syed Ali Geelani as “biased and unrealistic”, Hurriyat (g) on Sunday said that Indian authorities have crossed “all democratic, constitutional and moral limits to satisfy their hatred against Kashmiries in general and leadership in particular.”
Hurriyat (g) has made it clear long ago that during 2002 Income Tax raid at the residences of Syed Ali Geelani and his close relatives, no currency or any objectionable material was recovered and it was conveyed to the concerned authorities through his council.
In a statement on Sunday, They said that Geelani Sahab and his party has a clear and open stand viz-a-viz Kashmir that “this long standing dispute needs to be resolved peacefully in accordance with wishes and aspiration of its people.”
“Harassing Hurriyat chairman through its agencies and putting him under the sponsored media trail, Indian autocracy will fail today as they have in the past. Knitting these imaginary and baseless stories and publicized through its arrogant media, is nothing but to pressurize Geelani Sahab to toe their line,” spokesman said.
He further said that Geelani sahab is not alien to jails, interrogations, tortures and solitary confinements and he has “proved his mettle by his steadfastness and determination and he is not scared of such threats.” adding that “circulating ED notice to media houses prior to our office, strengthens our belief that this is a frustrated move to tarnish the image of Geelani Sahab and force him to subjugation.”
“More than a decade old case is still pending in the Income Tax department and before their decision issuance of notice by ED amounts to arbitrariness. Hurriyat once again made it clear that paid media, ruthless agencies and inhuman armed forces along-with their local stooges may try whatever they can, but will never deter us from pursuing our right cause. We can never think of betraying or ignoring the countless sacrifices of our people and through every thick and thin we will stand by them,” the spokesman said.