Srinagar, August 17, 2018 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Hurriyat forum Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has termed the notices issued to APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani and JKLF Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik by India’s Enforcement Directorate (ED) as cheap tactics. Mirwaiz Umar Farooq addressing a gathering at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar, today, said that such moves could not intimidate the Hurriyat leadership into submission. He said the Indian National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested several Hurriyat leaders and fake cases and now the resistance leadership is being targeted through the ED.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq also condemned the raids on the residences of Hurriyat leaders and activists and harassment of the family members especially women and children by Indian troops and described it the worst kind of human rights violation and frustration of the authorities. He also appealed to the people of Kashmir to observe complete shutdown on August 26 and 27 against the onslaught on the Article 35-A of the Indian Constitution, which guarantees special rights and privileges of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
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