India cannot intimidate Kashmiris into submission: Mirwaiz

Srinagar, March 15, 2019 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has said that the Kashmiri people will continue to seek peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute and India will not be able to intimidate them into submission through use of repressive measures.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq addressing a public gathering at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar, today, said that since 1947, conspiracies were being hatched against the Kashmiri people, leadership and the pulpit of Jamia Masjid but the freedom struggle continued despite massive assaults by New Delhi.

Without naming India’s National Investigation Agency which has again summoned him to Delhi for questioning on Monday in a false case registered against him, he said that repressive tactics of the Indian government to silence the Hurriyat leadership would not change the dynamics of the Kashmir dispute. Soon after the culmination of Juma prayers at Jamia Masjid, scores of people including men, women and children marched from the historic mosque to Mirwaiz Manzil at Rajouri Kadal, denouncing the harassment of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq by the NIA.

The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, in a statement in Srinagar termed as baseless the allegations levelled against the illegally detained Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, in the dossier issued by the authorities against him.

Meanwhile, forceful demonstrations were held under the auspices of the Joint Resistance Leadership in Hyderpora, Nowhatta, Maisuma, Aabi Guzar, Badgam and other areas of the occupied territory, today, against the summoning of resistance leaders by NIA, detention of Hurriyat leaders including Muhammad Yasin Malik under PSA and ban on Jamaat-e-Islami.

The demonstrations were attended by Hurriyat leaders including Bilal Siddiqi, Noor Muhammad Kalwal, Sheikh Abdur Rasheed, Agha Aqeel Al-Moosvi, Molvi Bashir Irfani, Javaid Ahmed Mir, Ameer Hamza Shah, Syed Muhammad Shafi, Muhammad Maqbool Magami, Imtiyaz Ahmad Shah, Muhammad Ameen Butt, Imran Ahmed Butt, Haji Qadous, Zahoor-ul-Haq Gilani and Muhammad Rafiq Shah. The Jamiat Ahle Hadith President, Professor Ghulam Muhammad Butt Al-Madani, and Nazim-e-Aala, Dr Abdul Latif Al-Kandi in a joint statement issued in Srinagar condemned the slapping of PSA on Vice President of the organization and religious scholar, Maulana Mushtaq Ahmed Veeri.

Indian troops launched a cordon and search operation in Tiken area of Pulwama district, today. Unidentified gunmen shot dead a civilian in Gulzarpora area of Pulwama district, today. Charred body of one Mushtaq Ahmed Pir, who was working as a tailor with the Indian Army, was found in an army camp in Panzgam area of Kupwara district.

On the other hand, India’s Enforcement Directorate, today, moved a Delhi court seeking its nod to quiz illegally detained Hurriyat leader, Altaf Ahmed Shah, in connection with a false case registered against him. Altaf Ahmed Shah is presently lodged in Delhi’s infamous Tihar Jail.

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