JRL says NIA exerting pressure through fake cases

Friday - January 19, 2018
SRINAGAR (Indian Occupied Kashmir): In Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK), the joint resistance leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, on Thursday, termed the actions of Indian national investigation agency (NIA) against pro-freedom leaders as a pressure tactic, to suppress the Kashmiris’ freedom voice and declared that the Hurriyat leadership will not bow down or succumb before the tyrant Indian government; Kashmir media service (KMS) reported.

According to detail, addressing a press conference in Srinagar, on Thursday, Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik said that the IOK dispute cannot be resolved through military might.

Gilani, who has been under continued house arrest since 2010, addressed the press conference over phone. The press conference was called soon after the NIA filed a charge sheet in a Delhi court against several Kashmiris, including pro-freedom leaders already under detention in Tihar Jail.

The leaders including Altaf Ahmed Shah, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Peer Saifullah, Ayaz Muhammad Akbar, Shahid-ul-Islam, Farooq Ahmed Dar and Merajuddin Kalwal have been charged in a false case registered against them in May, 2017, for their active role in the ongoing IOK freedom movement.

The charge sheet says that these people have waged a war against India.

On the other hand, Indian troops and police personnel have started a massive frisking operation in the occupied territory ahead of January 26, the so called republic day of India, causing immense inconvenience to the people.

The police and troops have erected over 40 makeshift checkpoints only in Srinagar where the main official function of Indian republic day will be held.

The residents of Shamsipora area of Islamabad district held a protest demonstration outside the office of deputy commissioner Islamabad, on Thursday, against the setting up of a camp by Indian army in a playground.

People also held a protest against the rape and murder of an 8-year-old young girl in Kathua district of Jammu region. The girl Asifa Bano, who had gone missing a week ago, was found dead under mysterious circumstances in Hiranagar tehsil of Hindu-dominated district.

The puppet IOK administration in a written reply in the so-called Kashmir assembly, on Thursday, admitted that it arrested over 12,290 persons in the last two years.

Meanwhile, all parties hurriyat conference (APHC) Azad Jammu and Kashmir chapter held a demonstration outside the Indian high commission in Pakistani federal capital, on Thursday, against the stepped up Indian State led terrorism and continued detention of Hurriyat leaders in IOK.

In New Delhi, India’s enforcement directorate has summoned Dr Bilqees, the wife of illegally detained senior APHC leader Shabbir Ahmed Shah, to its headquarters for questioning. Shabbir Shah is presently lodged in Tihar Jail.