Geelani condemns ED notice to Shabir Shah’s daughters
Srinagar April 12: Strongly condemning the ED notice to daughters of jailed Shabir Ahmad Shah, arresting of JKLF chairman Mohammad Yaseen Malik by NIA and shifting him to Tihar jail, repeated quizzing of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and shifting of Jamaat-e-Islami and other religious leaders outside the state, chairman All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Geelani said that the government is using its investigative agencies to strangulate the people in general.
He said that Shabir Ahmad Shah has spent most of his life in jails and today also he is lodged in the Tihar jail for the last 2 years, Geelani said in a statement, adding, Shah is in their custody to answer any question and issuing notices to his minor daughters is not only undemocratic but immoral as well.
Reacting to the JKFL chief Mohammad Yaseen Malik’s arrest by NIA and shifting him to Tihar jail, Hurriyat chairman said that “pro-freedom leaders and workers are not alien to these jails and interrogations. Putting them behind bars on decade’s old fabricated cases is nothing but to pressurize them to subjugation which is never going to happen”.
Hurriyat chairman said that continued quizzing of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq is nothing but to threaten the leadership to stay away from the genuine demands of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.