Close aide of Hurriyat patriarch Syed Ali Geelani and Secretary General of Tehreek-i-Hurriyat, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai Saturday said that the Peoples’ Conference (PC-S) chairman Sajad Gani Lone was never a pro-freedom leader. He maintained that Sajad was only known in the separatist camp as being the son of late Abdul Gani Lone. Sehrai was speaking at a seminar organized by Muslim League – a separatist group in Kashmir
Sehrai, who is considered as a senior voice in the pro-freedom politics and has remained side by side with Geelani since his joining Islamist Jamaat-e-Islami, alleged that there are some pseudo separatist leaders in Kashmir who are parroting the words of their masters in New Delhi.
“Some pro-freedom leaders became exhausted and signed agreements with New Delhi via the former RAW chief AS Dulat,” he alleged.
While not divulging any name, Sehrai said, “Such leaders are at present for the sake of face saving raising concerns over Kashmir.”
Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani said that those who are languishing in jails for the Kashmir cause must be remembered at all times as ‘they have sacrificed their present for the future of Jammu and Kashmir.’
The senior separatist leader in a telephonic address from New Delhi to the seminar organized by the Muslim League here over the life sentences awarded to Kashmiris said that youth are being thrown in jails by the authorities in an attempt to crush the dissent and to weaken the freedom struggle of Jammu and Kashmir.
He said that since 1947, New Delhi all the times had tried to crush the resistance spirit of the people of Kashmir through various tactics and even after unleashing ‘terror’ by all means, jails are being packed to capacity to weaken the will of the ‘brave hearts’.
The acting chairman of the Muslim League, Mohammad Yousuf Mir while terming the youth languishing in jails as ‘assets of the nation’, said under the garb of democracy, the authorities are cornering the Kashmiri youth by all means.
“Some have been killed on the name of terrorism and Muslim identity of the Jammu and Kashmir is being eroded by all ways and means at present. He said youth in scores are languishing in jails with their cases pending in the courts of justice without any reason. From kids to the 80 year old men, here any one can be jailed and it has become a trend since decades.”
The Muslim League spokesperson Mohammad Rafiq Ganie also spoke during the occasion and castigated the continuous detention of Masrat Alam.