June 2017 News

GOI Trying To Frame Us In False Cases: Troika

19 June 2017
Kashmir Observer

Srinagar: National Investigation Agency (NIA) is being used as a 'war weapon' against the Kashmir's Resistance leadership, the Troika alleged Monday. Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a joint statement alleged that the agency frames and raids residences of pro-freedom leaders and activists on the pre-planned psychological crackdown, so that they surrender and stop voicing the sentiments of their nation. Referring to NIA, they said that although this agency is being projected as an autonomous body, however its services are being utilized to terrorize leadership and defame and discredit ongoing freedom movement. They are trying to frame false cases against resistance camp and putting pressure on us to weaken the resistance movement,' they said. 'All these state sponsored tactics and coercive measures won't deter us from pursuing our mission, nor these coercions, suppressive and aggressive measures will make us to surrender,', the statement read. 'We are deliberating over this issue seriously and are in continuous consultations with all sections of society and we will chalk out a policy to resist this move', they added. Statement said that for past several days NIA is unnecessarily questioning Mohammad Altaf Shah and Shahid-ul-Islam lieutenants of Geelani and Mirwaiz respectively and added that during NIA raids in Srinagar, no Hawala money or any objectionable material was seized. 'Through their mischievous plans they try to get hold of leadership on fictitious charges as was done in case of (Mumbai televangelist) Dr Zakir Nayak', the statement added. 'This has proved beyond doubt that NIA is not an autonomous agency, instead a tool in the hands of authorities in Delhi and they take undue advantage of this agency against its opponents or those pursuing freedom struggle in state.' The troika said that Kashmiris are a peace-loving nation and are deeply enthusiastic for lasting peace, however Indian leadership need to take steps and play a key role. 'Better for Indian leadership to shun its rigidity and obduracy and help create a peaceful atmosphere in the subcontinent' the leaders said.