Srinagar: A day after receiving fresh NIA summons, moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday said New Delhi can’t intimidate them and they will continue to seek peaceful resolution of Kashmir dispute.
“Is seeking peaceful resolution of Kashmir terrorism?” he asked during his weekly address at the central Jamia Masjid in old city, Srinagar.
“Since 1947 conspiracies were hatched against the people, the leadership and the pulpit of Jamia Masjid. … but Kashmir struggle continued despite massive assaults by Delhi,” the Mirwaiz asserted.
Without naming National Investigation Agency (NIA) which has summoned him fresh to Delhi for questioning in an alleged terror funding case, the Hurriyat chief said: “We are not going to bow down and Delhi can’t force us into submission by intimidating is.”
The NIA had on February 26 carried out searches at premises of separatist leaders, including the Mirwaiz, in connection with the case related to alleged financing of militant and separatist groups in Jammu and Kashmir.
The agency claimed to have recovered several incriminating documents, including letterheads of different terrorist organisations as well as high-end communication systems, during the raid.
The premier national probe agency has arrested nearly a dozen people, including seven separatist leaders, a high-profile businessman and a son of Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir based Hizb-ul-Mujahideen chief Syed Salah-ud-Din in the last two years. The NIA has also questioned octogenarian separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani’s sons, Dr Nayeem and Naseem, though both have been let off after several rounds of interrogation in New Delhi.