Gilani unveils Delhi’s pressure tactics

Srinagar, March 12, 2019 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has condemned the summoning of his younger son, Syed Naseem Gilani, by India’s National Investigation Agency in the name of questioning saying that Indian agencies are harassing his family members to pressurise him into submission.

The octogenarian leader in a statement issued in Srinagar said that he had willingly adopted the torturous and thorny path of pursuing the movement for the basic rights of his people and no power on earth could deter him from this holy mission. The statement came two days after Dr Naseem Gilani was summoned by the NIA to New Delhi for questioning.

The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front and Awami Action Committee in their meetings and members of trader community addressing a press conference in Srinagar denounced the arrest of Muhammad Yasin Malik under draconian Public Safety Act, NIA raids, ban on Jamaat-e-Islami and summoning of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Syed Naseem Gilani by NIA to New Delhi. They termed the notice to Mirwaiz as a direct interference in the religious matters.

Mutahida Majlis-e-Ulema, the umbrella body of Kashmiri ulema, has called for shutdown across the Kashmir valley on Saturday against the summoning of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq by NIA. Addressing a press conference at Mirwaiz Manzil in Srinagar, the Grand Mufti of Kashmir, Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam urged people to hold protests on Friday against the NIA notices and ban on Jamaat-e-Islami.

The Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, said Kashmir is a political problem and an issue about the future of millions of people who are demanding their inalienable right to self-determination.

Meanwhile, several people were injured when Indian troops fired bullets, pellets and teargas shells on protesters in Baramulla district, today. They were protesting against the cordon and search operation by the troops at Tantrey Pora in Palhalan area of the district. The troops also forced people to stay outdoors in heavy rains in Tangmarg area of Baramulla district.

Thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of 24-year-old martyr, Mudasir Khan who was laid to rest amid pro-freedom, pro-Pakistan and anti-India slogans at his native village in Tral. He was killed by Indian troops during an operation in Pinglish area of the town. The locals received his charred body beyond recognition.

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