Srinagar, April 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, has condemned the summoning of his son, Dr Nayeem Gilani, and the Chairman of Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA), Muhammad Yasin Khan, by India’s infamous National Investigation Agency (NIA) for questioning.
Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said such inhuman, undemocratic and unjustified acts of coercion can in no way change the ground situation of occupied Kashmir. Such brutal and psychological warfare has tarnished India’s own image of so-called democracy, he added.
“This is a people’s movement and is supported and nourished in every respect by them – be it financial or emotional and these suppressive measures generate more enthusiasm in the freedom-loving people,” he said, adding, “Although we are weak, suppressed, caged and crushed, but we can never compromise on a vital issue of our sovereignty, identity and freedom.” He appealed to the people to remain steadfast and committed to their noble cause.
Meanwhile, the KEA Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Khan, in a media interview in Srinagar said he is ready to cooperate with the NIA. “Previously also, I was asked to appear. I went and replied to their questions. This time also, I would answer their queries, “he added.
“I am a business leader, it is my responsibility to cooperate with the investigating agency. I have nothing to hide,” he added.