Resistance leaders condemn use of violence on civilians, call for shutdown on Wednesday

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik strongly condemned the police and paramilitary force’s action on the students and the youth who were protesting in various colleges and schools against the civilian killing in Pulwama.

While terming the use of brutal force on the peaceful protestors in Kakapora, Pulwama and Shopian districts, killing a young boy Firdous Ahmed Khan and leaving at least 40 injured many of them with bullet and pellets as the worst form of state repression.

While speaking about the entering of forces into the Pulwama Hospital and firing at the patients and hospital staff there, the JRL said that it looks evident that the police and other government forces have been given a free hand to kill and commit atrocities on the people of Kashmir.

The JRL has urged the people to observe complete shutdown on August 2, 2017 to protest against the “bloodbath unleashed by the forces in Pulwama, Shopian and the innocent killings being committed by the trigger happy cops in Kashmir”.

The JRL said the shutdown will also be against the continuous raids, torture and arrest of youth

The JRL added that Kashmir issue is a political and human issue and it is because of the lingering Kashmir dispute that peace is under constant threat in the entire sub-continent.

Paying rich tributes to Abu Dujana, and Arif Lelhari during an encounter with the government forces and a civilian Firdous Ahmed Khan, the JRL said that Kashmiri nation is giving huge sacrifices for a sacred cause and these sacrifices will remain as true assets for the Kashmir movement.

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