SRINAGAR: In occupied Kashmir, the pro-freedom parties and leaders besides Sikh and Hindu organizations have strongly denounced a failed attempt to attack veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, by hooligans of extremist Hindu organization, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, at a seminar on Kashmir in New Delhi.
According to Kashmir Media Service, the spokesman of the forum patronized by Syed Ali Gilani, in a statement issued in Srinagar, termed the act as frustration of anti-movement forces. “If anything happens to the veteran leader, India will be responsible for it,” he added.
Senior Vice-Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front-R, Javed Ahmad Mir, said that such actions against the Kashmiri Hurriyet leaders could not hamper their resolve to get liberation from Indian occupation. The Acting Chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat, Riffat Fatima, said, “The attempt to attack Syed Ali Gilani is a conspiracy to suppress his voice.”
Condemning the treatment meted out to Syed Ali Gilani by the activist of Hindu extremist organisation in New Delhi, the spokesman of Jamaat-e-Islami in the occupied territory in a statement termed the action as unethical. He demanded of the authorities to issue travel documents to all the Hajj aspirants whose applications had been rejected on the basis of negative reports by Indian agencies.
The spokesmen of Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association, Muslim Khwateen Markaz, Democratic Political Movement (DPM) and Tehreek-Hurriyet, in their statements said that such acts exposed the treatment meted out to the people of Kashmir by India.
The spokesman of Kashmir Pandit Sangharsh Samiti (KPSS) in a statement lauded Syed Ali Gilani for his support and sympathy to the minorities in the occupied territory. The Chairman of All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee, Jagmohan Singh Raina while condemning the incident said, “It is an immoral and barbaric act which is against the basic principles of politics and democracy.”