Accusing the People’s Democratic Party of facilitating the National Investigation Agency’s raids in Kashmir, the Syed Ali Shah Geelani-led Hurriyat Conference Thursday said the ruling party’s “rhetoric of goli nahi boli( talks not bullets) and battle of ideas” had been exposed.
“Hurriyat Conference strongly condemns the arbitrary and coercive act of raiding the house of Hurriyat leader Advocate Mohamad Shafi Reshi and some members of business community and respectable citizens by the NIA to harass and scare the resistance leadership from representing the people’s sentiments and their just political struggle,” the Hurriyat faction said in a statement.
Lashing out at the PDP, the Hurriyat faction said that the party’s “rhetoric and parroting of ‘goli nahi boli’ and ‘battle of ideas’ has proved fraud and hoax.”
“Instead the party has resorted to unbridled coercive force against unarmed civilians and facilitated NIA to implicate leadership in fraud and fictitious cases so that nobody dares to challenge their writ and object their plans of genocide campaign in the state,” the statement said.
People were mature enough to understand that such tactics were part of a “psychological crackdown against resistance camp to scare them,” it said.
The NIA Thursday arrested prominent Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Watali from Srinagar on charges of “funding separatists” following raids at several locations in Kashmir yesterday.