‘Kashmir movement has nothing to do with ISIS, Al-Qaeda’

Kashmir’s joint resistance leadership on Monday said the ongoing freedom movement in Kashmir has nothing to do with ISIS and Al-Qada-like organizations.
‘Kashmir movement has nothing to do with ISIS, Al-Qaeda’
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Kashmir's joint resistance leadership on Monday said the ongoing freedom movement in Kashmir has nothing to do with ISIS and Al-Qada-like organizations.

In a statement, the resistance leaders Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik said "our movement has nothing to do with these world-level groups and practically they are non-existent in the state."

"There is no role for these groups in our movement," they said.

The leaders alleged that renegades like Ikhwan and agencies are now "applying quite a different approach. They have decided to go for mysterious killings, burglary, loot, plunder and vandalism under the garb of these groups to defame the ongoing freedom movement and to influence international viewpoint."

They alleged that "sick-minded" and "Ikhwan-type" goons have been hired "to create confusion and sabotage the freedom struggle."

"The authorities in Delhi have now started to play a vicious game under the garb and label of holy war.  It is a ploy to create a wedge between people and brave hearts. Agencies are hiring some sick-minded and Ikhwan-type goons and they have been assigned the task for creating chaos in state," the statement read.

Warning people about the "deceitful game of authorities", the leaders said the "nation should follow every program with persistence and wisdom" and vowed not to allow anybody to create chaos and uncertainty in the state.

"Isolate all those elements who are deliberately or unknowingly creating confusions among freedom ranks," the leaders said.

Stating that the ongoing freedom struggle was indigenous, the resistance leadership said that "terrorism and freedom movement are poles apart" and a "sustained onslaught" was underway to malign this movement.

They said New Delhi was "feeling frustrated" and has launched a well-planned "psychological war" against freedom movement.

"Last year's peoples uprising unnerved them and as such they are very desperate to overcome their frustration and are desperate to sabotage movement through its agencies," the statement said.

"After miserably and humiliatingly failing to curb and contain the people's movement by all the military might, Indian government is frustrated to the extent that they have framed new tactics to change the discourse of ongoing freedom struggle," the leaders said.

The leaders said policy makers in Delhi are trying their hard to create chaos, confusion and malign the ongoing movement.

Hailing people for their support to the "movement and brave hearts", the resistance leaders said that "authorities couldn't break this emotional bond and consequently Delhi feels unnerved."

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