Kashmir: SIA Arrests Scholar Fazili For Writing Seditious Article

| Updated: 17 April, 2022 10:00 pm IST

SRINAGAR: Jammu & Kashmir anti-terror agency on Sunday arrested Kashmir University scholar Abdul Aala Fazili during a raid here. Fazili is involved in writing a seditious article in ‘Kashmir Walla’ digital magazine.

Fazili, officials said, was arrested from his Humhama Budgam residence by SIA after it raided and carried out searches for hours.

The SIA, assigned with the duty of investigation and prosecution of terror related cases in Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir, conducted searches at several locations in Srinagar on Sunday.

The searches were conducted in connection with FIR No. 01/2022 u/s 13, 18

UA(P) Act read with sections 121, 124, 153 B and 120-B IPC of Police Station JIC (SIA) Jammu, against the author of seditious article Abdul Aala Fazili and the Editor and other associates of monthly digital Magazine “The Kashmir Wala”.

The article titled “The shackles of slavery will break”, written by Abdul Aala Fazili and published in the monthly digital magazine “The Kashmir Wala”, is highly provocative, seditious and intended to create unrest in Jammu and Kashmir. It was written with the purpose of  instigating the youth to take the path of violence by glorifying terrorism. The write-up also promoted and propagated the false narrative, which is essential to sustain secessionist cum terrorist campaign aimed at breaking the territorial integrity of India.

The article has used prescriptive language with instructional intent, encouraging secessionist elements to carry out terror activities. Some tell-tale excerpts reproduced are here : “On the occasion of Eid ul Azha, let us all pledge in the name of the blood of our martyrs and tears of mothers and sisters: that we shall always remember their sacrifices, that we shall never stop our struggle for freedom.”

“An informed commitment has transferred to the younger generation and they feel confident in continuing the struggle more creatively, courageously and effectively towards liberation. We may not have succeeded in chasing India out yet, but certainly we have succeeded in shaking their hold over Kashmir and creating ripples within their establishments,” it reads.

It continues: “Success, my dear friends, is not an event, it is a process – it is a path, which we need to tread on so that we reach our destination – freedom. There is no need to be in anxiety and despair about the success of our freedom struggle. I have this total and farthest belief; we will finally achieve freedom – Insha’Allah.”

“All their (referring to GoI) investments seem to be going to waste, Alhamdulillah. This is the direct outcome of our valiant struggle, resilience and sacrifices. We have given befitting responses to Indian political machinations and tyranny. This is a source of contentment and let us feel encouraged to carry on the march for freedom with hope. Time to celebrate will follow – Insha’Allah.”

The repeated reference to freedom and terror outfit’s rhetoric makes it amply clear that the article is not merely propaganda. Rather, it is articulation of Pakistan’s ISI vision of sponsored terrorist secessionist networks.

It is pertinent to mention here that Abdul Aala Fazili is a PhD scholar in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Kashmir University. The Government of India paid him Rs 30,000 per month for five years.

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