Observe April 1 as ‘Black Day’, say Resistance Leaders

Srinagar: Blaming India for the gruesome incidents of bloodshed in Jammu and Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Mohammad Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik made an appeal to observe April 1 as the black day.

In a statement, JRL regretted that ‘Indian stiffness and stubbornness and to turn a deaf ear towards the loud and clear voice of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.’

JRL citing glaring examples of the recent past when the highly peaceful and much disciplined public processions were dealt with iron fists and military might in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2016 by Indian occupation forces which culminated in the shape of genocide, random arrests of our youth, maiming and bruising the thousands of people by indiscriminately showering bullets and pellets on them.

JRL condemning the use of brute force against the peaceful public processions especially in the southern part of the Kashmir valley, Kachdooru, Shopian and Islamabad, said that these repressive measures can’t deter the freedom loving people from their sacred cause of right to self-determination.

Paying rich tributes to all the ‘martyrs’ of Kachdooru including a civilian, JRL appealed for a two day strike call and offering funeral prayers for the martyrs after Asar and Zohar prayers on 1st and 2nd April.

JRL also made a sincere appeal to the freedom loving people to remain vigilant and cautious against the conspiracies to disintegrate the unity among the freedom loving people and the leadership.

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