NIA notices are harassment, Hurriyat (m)

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat (m)  has strongly condemned the continued harassment and pressure being put by Delhi through NIA on not only those associated with the Hurriyat conference but extending it to the family members of the amalgams chairman Mirwaiz Muhammad Umar Farooq and now to the institutions and organizations headed by him.

APHC said that NIA has sent a notice to Ibraheem Shah, General Secretary of Anjuman Nusratul Islam, to report to Delhi for so called “questioning”. Another notice was served to Mohammad Hussain Khan, an accountant at Aquaf Jamia Masjid.

The spokesman said both Anjuman Nusratul Islam and Aquaf Jamia Masjid are apolitical educational and social organizations which have a great history of serving the people of the state selflessly for decades and subjecting its members to harassment and intimidation for the sole reason of being part of institutions headed by the Mirwaiz, to put pressure on the Mirwaiz is deplorable. The Spokesman said Ibraheem is a retired chief engineer of the Government who has been honourarily serving the Anjuman for the past many years.

NIA has an office in Srinagar but they have been asked to come over to Delhi for “questioning”.

Others being “questioned” include  Mirwaiz’s uncles and Media Advisor Shahid ul Islam are made to wait from morning to night and then asked to come again the next day without being asked much or the purpose of their coming to the office.

Spokesman said these ploys and pressure tactics will not deter the Mirwaiz or APHC from pursuing its political cause of struggling for the basic rights and aspirations of the people of Kashmir. All it does is further expose the level of persecution the state apparatus can go to against those it cannot defeat politically.

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