NIA has compromised its credibility: Geelani

Srinagar, Mar 13: (GNS) Strongly reacting to the “highhandedness” by NIA, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Wednesday said this agency “has itself compromised its credibility and neutrality and has taken the shape of yet another oppressive tool being used rather misused with a sole aim to threaten and force the pro-freedom people to subjugation”.

“More than a million armed forces equipped by a vast and deep investigative network have already suffocated the people and this ghost of NIA is just an addition in the armoury of India to crush the peaceful voice of the Kashmiri nation,” Geelani said in a statement issued to GNS.

Geelani strongly condemned the NIA summons to Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Syed Naseem Geelani, and said these “cowardly acts of arrogance are only to fatten their vote bank”.

“Earlier also, NIA and ED arrested scores of pro-freedom workers including Dr. Ghulam Mohammad Bhat, Shabir Ahmad Shah, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Peer Saifullah, Ayaz Akbar, Raja Mehraj-ud-din Kalwal, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Shahid-ul-Islam, Syed Shahid Yousuf, Syed Shakeel Ahmad on fictitious and false charges of Hawala and terror funding, but could not prove even a single case,” he said.

The pro-freedom leader further said: “Countless raids on various freedom loving and common people have yet to yield anything to substantiate their narrative, but India’s media theatrics and their paid channels put every Kashmiri to the media trail even before judicial proceedings which has dented the image of this investigating agency to the extent that in Kashmir it used as a tool to strangulate every voice of dissent and with vast and unparalleled impunity it has been authorized to poke in everybody’s personal life.”

Kashmir issue is a globally recognized reality and such “mean” tactics can in no way, demonize its importance, he said.

Hurriyat (G) chairman added that the Government of India needs to come out of the denial mode and “show some sincerity if not to us at least to its own people as this unresolved flash point can trigger anytime a human destruction and unthinkable destruction”. (GNS)

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