Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS) on Tuesday condemned the summon notices issued by NIA to Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.
In a statement, the civil society group castigated the Delhi for using its non-political institutions for “persecuting” the political leadership of Kashmir for a just struggle of the right to self-determination which has been promised by GOI and upheld by international organisations like United Nations Security Council.
Moreover, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq is not only a Hurriat Chairman but also Mirwaiz -e-Kashmir, and an attack on him is both on the political leadership as well as the institution of Mirwaiz and both constitute the lifeblood of Kashmiri society.
KCSDS urges the GOI to desist from these cheap tactics to compel the leadership to surrender its right to struggle. It further urges the Delhi to initiate a sustained and meaningful dialogue with Kashmiri leadership and Pakistan to resolve the long pending Kashmir issue.