Islamabad: (Parliament Times) While denouncing in strong terms the illegal detention of party chairman Nayeem Ahmed Khan and other leaders the vice chairman of Jammu Kashmir National Front Altaf Hussain Wani has said that Indian authorities since long have been using arbitrary arrests, house detentions as a weapon of war to cow down pro-freedom leaders besides suppressing the voice of dissent in the disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
In a press statement Wani said, “The so called NIA that is entirely working on whims and fancies of New Delhi has been tasked to malign Kashmiri leaders just to sow the seeds of discord among the masses in Kashmirâ€. He said that since Indian occupation authorities have miserably failed to suppress Kashmirisâ€™ legitimate struggle, Indian secret agencies have orchestrated a new plot whereby a state-sponsored vilification campaign against pro-freedom leaders was going on 24/7 just to demean and debase the movement leadership.
He however stated that such mean and brutal measures could not deter the Kashmiri leaders from continuing their just struggle for their right to self-determination.
Terming Indian authorities actions as a flagrant violations of basic human rights he said that India that keeps harping on high values of democracy must realize the fact that choking space for political dissent and depriving people of their fundamental human rights was in against the true spirit of democracy and contravention of international law.
It may be recalled here that veteran Kashmiri pro-freedom leader and chairman of National Front Naeem Ahmed Khan was arrested when notorious Indian investigation agency (NIA) raided his house in Srinagar on Monday. Khan was later shifted to New Delhi.