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ED notice to Geelani: Hurriyat G says, harassment unwarranted

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Srinagar August 16: Terming the Enforcement Directorate notice to Syed Ali Geelani as biased and unrealistic, All Parties Hurriyat Conference today said that authorities have crossed all democratic, constitutional and moral limits to satisfy their hatred against Kashmiris in general and leadership in particular.

In a statement issued here, Hurriyat G spokesman said that during 2002 Income Tax raid at the residences of Syed Ali Geelani and his close relatives, no currency or any objectionable material was recovered and it was conveyed to the concerned authorities through his council.

“Efforts of harassing Hurriyat chairman and other pro-freedom leaders through its agencies and putting them under the sponsored media trail will fail today as they have failed in the past,” said the statement.

The statement further said that Geelani is not alien to jails, interrogations, tortures and solitary confinements and he has proved his mettle by his steadfastness and determination and he is not scared of such threats.

The statement condemned the harassment of incarcerated Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leader Raja Mehraj-ud-din Kalwal’s family by ED and said that he is languishing in Tihar jail from past more than a year despite that sleuths of Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday landed at his home on the pretext of enquiry.

“The visit of the ED sleuths and unnecessary questioning has infused sense of fear among the family which comprises his aged mother, wife and small daughters,” said the statement.

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