Rulers using Kashmir card to lure voters: Hurriyat (G)
Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) on Thursday said the rulers are using Kashmir card to lure the voters and propagate their pseudo bravery to fight the enemy.
The amalgam in a statement issued here said that these measures can never suppress the freedom sentiment of the people in general and leaders in particular
“After miserably and humiliatingly failing to curb and contain the movement for right to self-determination by all the military might, the government is ‘frustrated’ to the extent that they frame and arrest pro-freedom leaders, activists and their relatives on the pre-planned psychological crackdown using the masked tools of NIA and ED, so that they surrender and stop voicing the sentiments of their ‘oppressed and suppressed’ nation, thereby covering and shielding their ‘atrocities and barbarism’ against common and unarmed people,” the statement said.
It added said that “people are much aware of these gimmicks and such childish acts are in no way going to bail them out of their heinous crimes.”
Commenting on quizzing of Altaf Ahmad Shah and Zahoor Watali by ED and grilling of Hurriyat chairman’s son Syed Naseem Geelani by NIA, the amalgam said that on one hand those involved in Samjota Express Blast in 2007, where in more than 80 people (mostly Pakistanis) are set free by the courts, while as pro-freedom people and their relatives are harassed and threatened by investigating agencies who have shown their brutal face by recent killing of school principal Rizwan Pandith.
“Altaf Ahmad Shah and Zahoor Watali are already under the custody in Tihar jail for the last 2 years and fresh questioning confirms the mindset of the Delhi rulers, who use their agencies as a tool of oppression,” spokesman said.
“The rulers use the Kashmir card to lure the voters and propagate their pseudo bravery to fight the enemy, but these measures can never suppress the freedom sentiment of the people in general and leaders in particular,” it added.