‘Farida Bhenji refused to accept Rs 2 lakh from two unknown men believed to have links with army intelligence’
Srinagar, Sep 16: Taking a serious note of the sitting operation against the resistance leadership, launched by the Army Intelligence and Special Operation Group (SOG) of police in Jammu and Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leaders (JRL), Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Dr. Mohammad Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik unveiled the sinister designs of the said agencies.
Elaborating the clues about the sham sitting operation, the JRL said that two unknown people, believed to have links with the Indian Army Intelligence visited the residence of Farida Behanji, chairperson of Jammu and Kashmir Mass Movement, a constituent of Hurriyat and offered Rs. 2 lakh by saying, the said amount has been sent for her organization, which she refused to receive and said “I have nothing to do with this matter”, said the JRL in a statement.
Later on the duo left her residence and used a car for a ride 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 state craft to face the resistance movement on a pure political turf.
The JRL castigated the SOG and CRPF nocturnal raid on the resistance of incarcerated Hurriyat leader Altaf Ahmad Shah at Bemina Srinagar and intimidation of his family and residents of the locality at a time when the said leader is languishing in Tihar Jail Delhi for about last 15 months. Deployment of huge contingents of Para-military forces and Special Operation Group (SOG) of Police, repeatedly for nocturnal searches of jailed leaders residences, thousands of miles away from their families is a worst form of inhuman treatment meted out to the incarcerated leaders and activists and their families.
The JRL while expressing their anguish on the fervent use of threat calls on mobile phones given to the resistance leaders and activists to ensure their presence before the SOG on the dictated time or face consequences otherwise, depicts the quantum of lawlessness and the impunity enjoyed by the men in uniform.
The JRL citing the example said that chief spokesman of Hurriyat G A Gulzar received a phone call from the Air Cargo Srinagar to appear before the SOG office by 10:00 am tomorrow. The Hurriyat spokesperson refused the same and offered his volunteer arrest. The caller said “we will look for other ways also”, by ending the call.
The JRL said in the same way another Hurriyat leader Shabir Ahmad Dar of Sopore while refusing to appear before the SOG Sopore was arrested during a nocturnal raid on his residence and incarcerated in a police lockup without any legal logic.
The JRL further said that in almost all the districts of the valley, SOG and Para-military hunt has been initiated against the resistance leadership and its cadres at gross root level which has fuelled an alarming situation where the lives of the whole lot belonging to the resistance movement for right to self-determination are at stake.
The JRL while demanding on a check on the prevailing danger in Kashmir, urged an early intervention of the United Nations Organizations and its human rights commission for safeguarding the life and houour of the subjugated people of Kashmir.