Srinagar, March 11, 2019 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Hurriyat Leadership has termed the summoning of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Syed Ali Gilani’s son, Syed Naseem Gilani, by National Investigation Agency, to New Delhi in the name of questioning as sheer political vendetta.
The leadership in a statement in Srinagar said the NIA raids on the residences of Hurriyat leaders and their relatives are aimed at preventing them from pursing the Kashmiris’ demand for freedom. The JRL made it clear that struggle for right to self-determination would be taken to its logical conclusion, against all odds.
Meanwhile, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has decided not to appear in person before the National Investigation Agency. His counsel in response to the NIA notice said that Mirwaiz would not travel to New Delhi because of threat to his personal safety. Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir Chairman, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai in a statement issued in Srinagar said the continued aggressive policy of Indian state against the Kashmiris is aimed at creating a graveyard silence in the occupied territory.
The Jamaat-e-Islami of occupied Kashmir in a statement refuted all allegations levelled by Indian government and its agencies against the politico-socio welfare organization as baseless, biased and unfounded. The Muslim Personal Law Board of occupied Kashmir at a meeting presided over by Kashmir’s Grand Mufti, Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam urged Pakistan and India to resolve all issues through dialogue.
Indian troops launched cordon and search operations in Arihal, Bongam, Raina and Kashewa areas of Pulwama and Shopian districts, today. The troops sealed all entry and exit points and conducted door-to-door searches in the areas. On the other hand, Canada’s most widely read newspaper, The Globe and Mail, has criticized the world’s silence over real risk of nuclear war over Kashmir between Pakistan and India.
The newspaper in an article written by Alison Redford maintained that the facts demonstrated that Indian military jets breached the Line of Control and launched an attack on civilian targets in Pakistan, and even boasting of civilian deaths, based on an unproven allegation. In response, she added, during the next Indian sorties, which appear to have been a second breach, Pakistan, acting in self-defence, shot down at least one Indian military jet in Pakistani airspace. It is worth mentioning here that Alison Redford had spent a year as a consultant to the World Bank on energy regulation in Pakistan.
Over 40 members of the European Parliament through their letters urged Pakistan and India to resolve the tension between the two countries through dialogue. The cross-party letters were organised by British MEP Dr Sajjad Karim.
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