ISLAMABAD: The Joint Resistance Leadership, taking a serious note of the Indian intelligence agencies’ sting operation against pro-freedom leaders, has called upon the United Nations and other international human rights organizations to make an early intervention to safeguard the life and honour of the subjugated people of Jammu and Kashmir.
According to Reporter, the leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik in a joint statement issued in Srinagar (Indian occupied Kashmir) said that the spate of threat calls and the sting operation, launched by the Indian army Intelligence and Special Operation Group (SOG) of police had unveiled the sinister designs of the Indian authorities.
The statement said that two unknown people, believed to be army intelligence officials, visited the residence of Farida Behenji, Chairperson of Jammu and Kashmir Mass Movement, and offered her Rs 2 lakh for her organization, which she refused to receive, saying, “I have nothing to do with this matter. ”
Later on, the men left her residence in a car without a number plate. 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 government to face the resistance movement on a pure political turf.
The leadership castigated the nocturnal raids on the residence of illegally detained APHC leader, Altaf Ahmad Shah at Bemina in Srinagar and harassment of inmates and residents of the locality at a time when the said leader is languishing in Tihar Jail, Delhi, for about last 15 months.
The JRL expressed its anguish over the fervent use of threat calls on mobile phones to the resistance leaders and activists to ensure their presence before police and army on the dictated time, saying this depicts the quantum of lawlessness and the impunity enjoyed by the men in uniform.
The JRL said that APHC chief spokesman, Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar, also received such a call. He was asked to appear before the SOG office in Srinagar. On his refusal, the caller said, “We will look for other ways also” and dropped the call.
The JRL said in the same way another Hurriyat leader Shabbir Ahmad Dar when refused to appear before the SOG, Sopore, was arrested during a nocturnal raid on his residence.
The JRL said that in almost all the districts of the Valley, Special Operation Group and Paramilitary hunt had been launched against the resistance leadership and its cadres. It demanded a check on the prevailing danger in Kashmir and urged an early intervention by the United Nations and its human rights commission for safeguarding the life and honour of the subjugated people of Indian occupied Kashmir.