Geelani decries ‘harassment’ of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leaders, activists


Srinagar, Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani, Sunday hit out at New Delhi saying “its agencies are unnecessarily harassing Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leadership and its activists.”

Reacting to raids conducted by (NIA), Geelani said that they have been given this task “just to drag and involve leadership into fabricated cases.”

Condemning the raids conducted by NIA, Geelani said “that unfortunate aspect of this is that NIA sleuths during raids harass inmates and even ransack properties.”

“Leadership and party activists are being called and interrogated at JIC Humhama. It is sheer vengeance and intimidation and all these coercive tactics won’t deter us from advocating just cause,” said Geelani.

“These inhuman, immoral and undemocratic tactics will be resisted tooth and nail. Pro-freedom leadership and their families are harassed and terrorized. All these shameful attempts are revenge against the people of Kashmir and leadership will in no way dent their commitment,” they said.

Blaming state administration, Geelani said that “they are instrumental for this and even facilitating these agencies.”

“We will never surrender and all people from every corner including those from Jammu, Peer Panchal, Chenab are committed with freedom movement and state sponsored hooliganism won’t let down their spirits and sentiments,” he said.

Hailing sacrifices presented by youth, he said that “since past seven decades, nation presented countless precious lives to carry freedom movement. We are indebted for supreme sacrifices presented by our youth and we will never overlook their commitment and contribution,” Geelani added.