Summoning S.A Geelanis son to Delhi an act of vengeance and harassment, JRL


SRINAGAR, Dec 24 (TNS): Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) of Indian occupied Kashmir on Sunday termed India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA’s) summoning of Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s son an “act of vengeance and harassment”.

NIA had on Friday summoned Naseem-ul-Zafar Geelani to its headquarters in New Delhi “as a witness” in connection with a false funding case.

JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik alleged that the central government, “using the NIA and the ED, has time and again summoned hundreds of others including both sons of Geelani to Delhi several times, wasting their precious time, intimidating and humiliating them”.

“Summoning Syed Naseem Geelani to Delhi is an act of vengeance and harassment. Forcing one for talks by bullying is ridiculous,” they said, in a statement.

The JRL targeted the Centre’s special representative for Kashmir Dineshwar Sharma and said, “It now wants us to talk to its envoy by intimidating us and this summoning of kith and kin by the NIA is an example of this forced talks policy.