Senior resistance leaders including octogenarian Hurriyat patriarch Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a joint statement have expressed strong resentment over the notice issued to JKLF chief Muhammad Yasin Malik by the Enforcement Directorate regarding a 17-year-old case.
In a statement the leaders said that these ploys can’t force the resistance leadership of Kashmir into submission.
The duo said that though issuing notice to Malik is not a new thing, as Government of India through ED and NIA didn’t only issue summons and notices to Kashmir’s resistance leaders but also arrested them and lodged them in infamous Tihar jail without proving any charges against them.
They said that over a dozen resistance leaders and a businessmen have been lodged in Tihar jail New Delhi on the fictitious charges framed by ED and NIA.
The leadership said that the fresh move of ED to issue notice to JKLF chief reflects frustration on part of the government of India and their acknowledgement of defeat as they have once again proved that instead of facing their political rivals in Kashmir politically, force and coercion through its agencies have been used as tools to suppress and choke the resistance camp of Kashmir further.
The leadership said that Malik’s entire life is an open book and the way Government of India is digging oldest cases to build pressure on the pro-freedom leadership of Kashmir to frame them under “fake charges” reflects that GoI has decided to follow a policy of political vendetta, which is destined to taste defeat.
The leadership also said that such ploys and oppressive measures were used by New Delhi in the past too but failed to break the resolve of the Kashmir’s freedom camp. They said entire pro-freedom leadership is committed to Kashmir’s sacred movement, which has priceless sacrifices, honour and chastity of scores of women at the back of it.