Mehbooba expresses disappointment over summoning of Hurriyat leader by NIA

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President and former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Friday expressed disappointment over summoning of Hurriyat Conference (G) leader Aga Syed Al Hassan Al Moosvi by NIA.

In a statement, the PDP chief stated that it is high time that Government of India sees the “futility of its muscular policies” and not to treat everybody as a criminal in Kashmir.

She added that Aga Syed Hassan is a respected and revered religious leader and that it is disappointing that NIA is now busy issuing summons to the people of moral courage and mental calibre.

“The entire process now looks nothing less than a witch hunt and such steps instead of helping to find solution to the problems confronting the state, will further complicate the situation,” Mehbooba said.

It was during Mehbooba’s reign that NIA conducted raids across length and breadth of Jammu and Kashmir and arrested several Hurriyat leaders and activists and a journalist.

Several hurriyat leaders are since undergoing detention in infamous Tihar Jail in New Delhi.

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