Srinagar: In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference has said that the resistance leadership has decided to take legal action against Indiaâ€™s National Investigation Agency (NIA) as well as sections of Indian media for character assassination of its leaders and family members.
The APHC in a statement issued in Srinagar said the party Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani did not take up a political career for material gains or for his livelihood, adding that the octogenarian leader never feels shy or is afraid of any accountability in public.
Police on Sunday prevented Syed Ali Gilani from holding a press conference by not allowing reporters to enter his Hyderpora residence. He had called for the press conference against the allegations by the National Investigative Agency (NIA) and some Indian news channels for negative campaign against him, his family and his party men. The NIA has arrested seven top Hurriyat leaders and summoned 30 others in fake cases of money transfer.
The statement said that Syed Ali Gilani had called the press conference to refute the false and baseless allegations of NIA and biased Indian media. â€œThe press conference was called to make aware the people and the world about the reality of these allegations, but the police and the puppet administration prevented the press conference,â€ the statement added.
â€œIndian authorities resorted to character assassination of the pro-freedom leaders and services of agencies like NIA are being hired to defame them,â€ the statement said.
â€œBiased media is propagating cooked and fabricated stories,â€ the APHC said. â€œFor the past 70 years the Indian authorities and its biased media have carried out their defamatory campaign against the pro-freedom leadership.â€
Denying any unauthorised, illegal or disproportionate property being in Gilaniâ€™s custody, the APHC said that the daughters of Gilani are married and his two sons, Dr Nayeem Gilani and Naseem Gilani, have no illegal assets.
Asserting that the conspiracies, negative propaganda and fabricated reports about properties wonâ€™t help New Delhi, nor would they dampen Kashmirisâ€™ spirits, the APHC said, â€œThe reports of properties prepared by NIA are quite fraudâ€.
â€œWe are considering the details and will come with the actual figures to make people and the world community aware about the misinformation campaign and malicious propaganda of Indian authorities,â€ the statement said.