Kashmir separatist Mirwaiz defends terrorism amidst NIA heat
Kashmir separatist Mirwaiz Umer Farooq is likely to be questioned soon in the Kashmir terror funding case being probed by the National Investigation Agency. NIA sources indicated that following the arrest of Srinagar based businessman, Zahoor Watali, more incriminating evidence about the money flow has come up.
In the midst of this, Farooq sought to defend terrorism in the Valley and said, " if you kill one terrorist, ten more will pick up guns."
"Each day young educated boys are being killed and there is a belief in New Delhi that once all of them are killed the problem will be over. But they forget that these boys took to arms as a reaction to repression and for the resolution of Kashmir dispute," Mirwaiz said while addressing a Friday congregration at historic Jamia Masjid here after his release from 57-day house detention.
"You may kill one militant, ten more will stand up. So killing them will not kill the sentiment as is evident in their funeral processions. For the past 70 years people of Kashmir are born, raised, live and die with the fact that Kashmir is a disputed place waiting a final resolution," he also said.
He also lashed out at National Investigation Agency (NIA), probing terror funding to Kashmiri separatists. "Persecution of leadership through so called investigations and spreading lies and creating a huge propaganda through print, electronic and even social media against them, involving their families, friends and acquaintances, and harassing them in order to defame and intimidate leadership and demoralize people will also prove futile as people of Kashmir know such ploys and do not buy them. It will only worsen and complicate matters further," the Mirwaiz said.