Srinagar, June 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has asked the people to stage peaceful demonstrations after Friday prayers on 9th June against the raids by Indian National Investigation Agency (NIA) on the residences and offices of Hurriyet leaders and activists.

The resistance leaders gave the call for the protests after the puppet authorities prevented them from holding a meeting on Monday with business leaders to discuss the raids.

The authorities on Monday continued to put Syed Ali Gilani under house detention, confined Mirwaiz Umar Farooq to his residence and detained Muhammad Yasin Malik at Kothi Bagh police station to prevent the meeting.

The leadership in a statement issued in Srinagar said that post-Friday prayers, peaceful protest should be held across occupied Kashmir against the witch-hunt, coercion and intimidation of resistance activists, leaders and members of the business community. The people will also protest against Indian electronic media’s propaganda war against Kashmiris and its shameless attempt to discredit Kashmiris’ freedom struggle, it said.

The statement said that the Kashmiri people and leadership would continue their struggle for securing their right to self-determination till this right was achieved.

Referring to the raids being conducted by the NIA, the statement said that such moves to intimidate and harass pro-freedom leaders and activists was the government of India’s admission that it had not been able to politically defeat the people’s struggle for freedom in Jammu and Kashmir. “The government of India has completely failed in crushing the people’s revolt in Jammu and Kashmir, despite its largest military concentration which has unleashed a reign of terror and has been torturing the people for the past seven decades,” the statement added.

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