Srinagar: Resistance leaders Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik have together appealed to Imams of mosques to lead Nimaz-e-Jinaza prayers for the 40 young bravehearts killed by “the cruel and inhuman Indian forces and local police” in the past week. They also appealed to the Imams to lead protests against the brutalities of the men in uniform.
The leaders condemned the brutality of the government forces and also the force put on traders and shop owners to open their shops and business establishments amid the general strike.
In a joint statement issued on Thursday, the leaders affirmed their resolve to lead the ongoing movement to its logical end, no matter how brutal and cruel Indian aggression may be.
The leaders asked people of Kashmir to not panic but show steadfastness, dedication and discipline so that ill-intentions of the enemy did not derail the struggle for self-determination.
The leaders assured the Kashmiri nation that they had been fighting Indian aggression and brutalism for decades and now a do-or-die situation had arisen which demanded utmost discipline and determination. They further said that they would never succumb to any pressure as they believed that their cause was just and they would fight to achieve it till their last breath.
Commenting on news of more troops being sent from Delhi, the leaders said that even if India sends its entire army to Kashmir, they will fight tooth-and-nail and defeat the army.
The leaders said that the struggle for Kashmir’s freedom was a long and continuous one, for which people need to be prepared.