Hurriyat Conference (M) has denounced the “lies and canards” being circulated by some media channels through unsubstantiated leaks by agencies bent on “harassing” the Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.
In a statement a spokesman of the amalgam said that “after the illegal raid at Mirwaiz’s residence the media through propaganda and lies is already passing its verdict on Mirwaiz to vitiate public opinion against him in India. The so-called high tech system recovered from the Mirwaiz residence is a legal direct internet class B lease line free to air from a private internet provider in Regal Chowk. The tower in the premise was erected after the service provider said that for last mile connectivity between Regal Chowk and his house a tower needs to be erected. The tower would also be used for surveillance purpose by putting a PTZ camera to monitor the whole area as the police personnel at his residence had insisted on surveillance cameras. To say it was recovered and used as some kind of hotline with other country is ridiculous. The government police cover that the Mirwaiz had at his residence all these years knew about it all along. “
He said, “After the raid Mirwaiz was not allowed to address the press conference. He in his press statement had said that letterheads of APHC Anjuman Auqaf and AAC were seized by the investigative agency and no seizure report was given to him despite his (Mirwaiz’s) request to them. The electronic media reports that some incriminating letterheads were recovered are mischievous and a cause of concern as the agency may tamper with the letterheads they have seized as no seizure report was given.”
The spokesman said, “Despite knowing that it is an attempt to harass him Mirwaiz has said that he is willing to cooperate in the matter in Srinagar but the way it is being done and the propaganda campaign being run around it has put his safety in danger outside Kashmir. It shows there are clearly other reasons behind it than what is being propagated.”