JRL blames ‘government agencies’ for TeH leader’s killing, calls for shutdown on Nov 22

Srinagar: The Joint Resistance Leadership while condemning the killing of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leader Hafizullah Mir and has called for a shutdown on November 22.

The JRL, in a statement has also called for protests after the Friday prayers.

“JRL has announced a day long complete shutdown against this barbarism and inhuman act on Thursday 22nd November 2018 and peaceful protests after Friday prayers on 23rd November to show the solidarity with the movement and martyrs, who laid their lives to end this age old slavery,” JRL said in a statement.

JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik expressed grief and strongly condemned this “cowardly and barbaric action by the government agencies”, added the statement.

They said that Indian rulers through their local collaborators have always played “beastic role of eliminating political activists, who raise their voice against this unholy and unjustified forced occupation.”

Meanwhile, the United Jehad Council chief Syed Salahuddin also called it the ‘handiwork of Indian agencies.’ 

In a statement, he expressed anguish over the killing and said the “machinations of Indian agencies and their supporters in Kashmir have been exposed with this killing.”

He said “the Indian agencies have started target killings of pro-freedom leadership, which in itself is the acceptance of India’s failure in Kashmir.”

The JRL in their statement also pointed out that in every mass uprising, particularly in 2016, Hafizullah Mir played a pivotal and central role for about five months to sustain that movement and gave a very tough time to the government forces and finally they trapped him in a deceitful manner.

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