Joint Resistance Leadership calls for shutdown, says PDP making people suffer to stay in power

Srinagar: The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) led by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik, on Wednesday, ‘strongly condemned’ and expressed ‘deep worry at the unabated and brutal killing and cold blooded murder of Kashmiris by the joint operations of Indian Armed Forces and police.’

They said that justifying and branding those killed as militants, overground workers, protesters, sympathizers of the movement, secessionist or civilians caught in “cross fire”, the systematic and planned execution of Kashmiris to wipe us out, continues with impunity.

“The youth, feeling pushed to the wall by state persecution and seeing such oppression, in reaction, sadly take to arms, as all space and scope for peaceful resistance is choked. They are branded as ‘terrorists’ and under the garb of fighting ‘Islamic terrorism’, are killed in pinpointed operations,” they said.

“Thousands of young are languishing in various jails of India paying the price for their political ideology including leaders such as Mohtarma Asiya Andrabi who despite keeping unwell is being subject to state revenge,” the statement added.

JRL further said “the absolute servitude of PDP for its lust to stay in power is making the people pay dearly as they facilitate the BJP/ RSS agenda”

JRL said that to register the Kashmir dispute, JRL will lead a peaceful sit-in protest outside the UN office in Sonwar on Friday 21st July after Juma prayers while a complete shutdown will be observed on that.

“The sit in will urge the the UN to ask the Govt. of India to stop ‘the massacre of people in Kashmir’ and a reminder for it to fulfill its commitments made to the people of J&K,” the statement further added.

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