‘India using NIA, ED to malign Hurriyat leaders’
Srinagar, March 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai has said that anti-Kashmir policies of India would not change the reality of Kashmir dispute and its historical nature.

Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, condemned the arrest of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat activist, Abdul Majeed Rather and crackdown on other pro-freedom leaders and activists across the valley.

He said, choking political space and caging political leadership and activists to such an extent is not a democracy rather suppression on innocent people of Kashmir. He said when space peaceful political dissent is choked to an extreme extend .It is only violence that gets glorified putting every other civilized means in total jeopardy.

Sehrai further said the dissent is essence of democracy which they have been claiming across the globe but India has miserably failed to live upto that. He said the suppression and oppression will only deteriorate the situation and such anti-Kashmir policies will not change the reality of Kashmir and its historical nature.

Islami Tanzeem Azadi Jammu and Kashmir in a statement denounced the Indian authorities for not presenting party Chairman Abdul Samad Inqilabi for hearing before a court in Srinagar. Abdul Samad Inqilabi is languishing in Kotbhalwal jail in Jammu and draconian law, Public Safety Act.

The Hurriyat forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, termed the statements of India’s National Investigation Agency and Enforcement Directorate about the assets of Hurriyat leaders Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Advocate Shahidul Islam, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Pir Saifullah, Raja Merajuddin, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Ayaz Muhammad Akbar, and businessman Zahoor Watali as baseless. These leaders are languishing in Indian jails. The Hurriyat forum spokesman said that Indian government was deliberately maligning the reputation of the Kashmiri Hurriyat leaders.

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