Three top Kashmiri separatist leaders Geelani, Malik, Mirwaiz to volunteer arrest at NIA on September 9. These three separatist leaders said today that they will sit in outside the NIA headquarters in Delhi on Sept 9. The court arrest to protest against what they termed and the decision was taken to end the vilification by the investigating agency in Kasmir.
The Kashmiri separatist leaders who will court arrest are Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and Octogenarian leader Yasin Malik. Yasin Malik said that they have arranged tickets and will be directly coming to the NIA headquarters to volunteer their arrest. Malik and Mirwaiz announced the decision at a press conference in the premises of historic Jamia Masjid.
People associated with the separatist leaders in connection with money laundering and other cases have been arresting by the NIA. The NIA has been conducting raids and arresting people.
Separatist leader Mirwaiz said that “The government is using the NIA to harass the leaders, the businessmen and the student community, which has been at the forefront of peaceful protests,”
He also alleged that the NIA was diverted the attention from the Kashmir issue and attempt to investigate against separatist leaders & businessman of Kashmir. The government does not want to solve the Kashmir issue and is now using NIA to divert the attention from it.
The JKLF leader Malik said that the government was putting up one issue or the other every month on the people of Kashmir.
He charged the issue of Kashmiri Pandit colonies and then some other issues and now they want to repeal Article 35A. This is an attempt to change the demography of Jammu and Kashmir and change its deputed nature.
Mirwaiz alleged that the social media were being used by NIA for vicious propaganda against Kashmiris.
Mirwaiz and Malik said that they both are not afraid of going to jail. These jails are full of Kashmiri leaders and youth.
But they will not allow harassment and insult of Kashmiris for demanding their right. They both are ready to face the jail.
Malik likened the NIA to Gabbar Singh, The villain character of Bollywood ‘Sholay’ and said that Government is using the NIA to scare the people of Kasmir and keep them away from freedom struggle.