BJP State Spokesperson Prof. Virender Gupta welcomes the arrest of seven hurriyat leaders including the son-in-law of Syed Ali Shah Geelani and also that of Kashmiri separatist leaders Shabir Shah, founder and president of Jammu & Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP), all of them charged of money laundering and for creating unrest in the valley, the money was funded through Pakistan and was used to fund the terrorist activities, including attacks on schools and stone pelting. The seven terrorists were arrested 2 days back and produced before, the Delhi court and sent to 10 days NIA custody for further investigations, probing funding of terror and subversive activities in Kashmir Valley. He said that with the arrest of Shabir Shah yesterday night, there is expectation that probe against Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik would start and they shall also be arrested soon on the charge of treason and their engagement in terrorist activities causing disturbances in the valley while instigating the Kashmiri community, particularly the youth to revolt against the Indian nation.
The Spokesperson also applauded the arrest of 20 persons accused in the lynching of Deputy Superintendent of Police, Mohd. Ayub Pandita outside Jamia Masjid in old Srinagar on June 22. He said that it is an encouraging report that about four dozens of the ring leaders who were commanding the stone pelters have been identified and soon a stern action against them is expected.
Prof. Virender said had the government and security acted in a determined manner to crush the anti-national forces that are working on the behest of Pakistan earlier, the situation would not have reached to the present level. He added that soft policy pursued earlier by the state government and the Centre towards the terrorists has cost. The nation and the state heavily. He asked for continuation of the present policy against the separatists and terrorists and appealed to the governments both at the Centre and State to get their stand further stiffened till all the anti-national activities are silenced and added earlier it is done, better it is so that country can look at the threat posed by China effectively.