ED notice to Geelani aimed at pressurizing Geelani: APHC (G)

Time & Us
Last Updated: August 16, 2018 at 8:59 pm

Srinagar Aug 16: Terming the Enforcement Directorate Notice to its chairman Syed Ali Geelani as biased and unrealistic, All Parties Hurriyat Conference (G) on Thursday said that Indian authorities have crossed all democratic, constitutional and moral limits “to satisfy their hatred” against Kashmiris in general and leadership in particular.

An APHC (G) spokesperson in a statement issued to GNS said the amalgam has made it clear long ago that during 2002 Income Tax raid at the residences of Syed Ali Geelani and his close relatives, no currency or any objectionable material was recovered and it was conveyed to the concerned authorities through his counsel.

He said Geelani and his party has a clear and open stand on Kashmir that this longstanding dispute needs to be resolved peacefully in accordance with the wishes and aspiration of its people. “Harassing Hurriyat chairman and other pro-freedom leaders through its agencies and putting them under the sponsored media trail, Indian autocracy will fail today as they have in the past,” he said.

The spokesperson said “knitting these imaginary and baseless stories through its arrogant media is nothing but to pressurize Geelani Sahab to toe their line”. He said Geelani is not alien to jails, interrogations, tortures and solitary confinements and he has proved his mettle by his steadfastness and determination and he is not scared of such “threats”.

“Let the occupier and its local collaborators know that we will fight for our basic rights till the last breath and no power on earth can dare to stop us. Circulating ED notice strengthens our belief that this is a frustrated move to tarnish the image of Geelani Sahab and force him to subjugation,” the spokesperson said.

The APHC (G) also condemned the “unnecessary harassment” of incarcerated Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leader Raja Mehraj-ud-dinKalwal’s family by ED and said that he is languishing in Tihar jail for the last more than a year.

“The visit of the ED sleuths (to his home) and unnecessary questioning has infused a sense of fear among the family which comprises his aged mother, wife and small daughters,” the spokesperson said.

He said “Indian leadership with their agencies may try whatever they can, but can never deter us from pursuing our right cause. We can never think of betraying or ignoring the countless sacrifices of our people and through every thick and thin we will stand by them”. (GNS)