Hurriyat conference in a press statement strongly condemned the police raids, detention, harassment of political leaders, and political activists.
The spokesman in a statement said, ahead of the call given by Joint Resistance Leadership for the 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 was put under house arrest.
the spokesman added that Hurriyat has taken serious notice of the continuous police raids on the residence of Hurriyat spokesman, Gh 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,” he added.
Appealing people of south Kashmir for their passionate participation, the spokesman said that it will symbolise the dedication and commitment with the freedom movement.
The spokesman said that Hurriyat conference is convening the Jalsa in solidarity with people in south Kashmir for their exemplary valour and dedication and asked people to attend the rally.
The spokesman further added that Mohammad Ashraf Laya was supposed to attend court in Jammu on December 14, however, was detained and put under house arrest.
Meanwhile, Hurriyat spokesman while terming the notice issued by New Delhi’s Enforcement Directorate (ED) as unjustified and politically motivated said that move is an attempt to pressurize and intimidate Syed Ali 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 spokesman.
He said, “Delhi has tried all its moves to put 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 calm”.