Joint resistance camp meet over NIA raids foiled, Yasin Malik, Mirwaiz detained

Police on Monday foiled a proposed meeting of the joint resistance leadership at the Hyderpora residence of Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani. The octogenarian leader continues to be house detention at his residence.

Hurriyat (M) chief Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was placed under house arrest late Sunday to prevent him from attending the joint resistance camp meet, said a spokesman.
He said that the Mirwaiz was to attend the joint resistance meeting at veteran leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s residence in Hyderpora today, and later address a joint press conference.
“But the anti Kashmiri state resorted to its usual tactic of curbing the leadership through force, once again showing that Kashmir is ruled by the forces’ might,” said the spokesman.

Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik was detained on Monday, ahead of a proposed meeting and press conference of the joint resistance camp.
Malik was detained from his residence and lodged at the Maisuma police station.
The joint camp had planned a meeting at the Hyderpora residence of Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani to discuss the raids by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on separatists and businessmen during past two days.
The joint resistance camp has termed the NIA raids as a policy of “witch-hunt and terrorization” launched by New Delhi to “defame and weaken the people’s political struggle and simultaneously cripple the economy of Valley.”