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JRL says ‘agencies’ planning sting ops against leaders

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Srinagar: The Joint Resistance Leaders (JRL), Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Mohammad Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik in a statement issued today has alleged that government agencies were planning sting operation against resistance leadership.

Elaborating the clues about the sting operation, the JRL statement said that two unknown people, believed to have links with the Army Intelligence visited the residence of Farida Behanji, chairperson of Jammu and Kashmir Mass Movement, a constituent of Hurriyat and offered Rs. 2 lakh by saying, the said amount has been sent for her organization.

Farida Behanji refused to receive the money and said that she has nothing to do with this matter, said the statement.

“Later on the duo left her residence and used a car for a ride without a number plate,” said the statement.

“The JRL while condemning the nefarious designs to malign the image of the resistance leadership by resorting to such illicit and immoral tactics, termed it an utter failure of the Indian state craft to face the resistance movement on a pure political turf,” said the statement.

The JRL also castigated nocturnal raid on the resistance of incarcerated Hurriyat leader Altaf Ahmad Shah at Bemina Srinagar and intimidation of his family and residents of the locality at a time when the said leader is languishing in Tihar Jail Delhi for about last 15 months, added the statement.

The JRL while expressing their anguish on the fervent use of threat calls on mobile phones given to the resistance leaders and activists to ensure their presence before the SOG on the dictated time or face consequences otherwise, depicts the quantum of lawlessness and the impunity enjoyed by the men in uniform, said the statement.

The statement alleged that chief spokesman of Hurriyat G A Gulzar received a phone call from the Air Cargo Srinagar to appear before the SOG office by 10:00 am tomorrow. The Hurriyat spokesperson refused the same and offered his volunteer arrest. The caller said “we will look for other ways also”, by ending the call.

The statement further alleged that another Hurriyat leader Shabir Ahmad Dar of Sopore while refusing to appear before the SOG Sopore was arrested during a nocturnal raid on his residence and incarcerated in a police lockup without any legal logic.

“The JRL while demanding on a check on the prevailing danger in Kashmir, urged an early intervention of the United Nations Organizations and its human rights commission for safeguarding the life and houour of the subjugated people of Kashmir,” added the statement.

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