Srinagar: The resistance leaders Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik on Thursday deplored and condemned the government’s decision for refusing to relax curfew after the pro-freedom leaders had given relaxation in shutdown on Thursday afternoon.
In a statement, they said that it is “vendetta and punishment” against people for supporting the resistance movement and its leaders. Appreciating people for coming to the rescue of victims, their attendants and the needy by exhibiting an Islamic and humanitarian spirit, the resistance leadership appealed to the affluent class in particular and people in general to collect rice and other essential food items at their respective Masjid/ Mohalla committees and distribute accordingly among the poor and needy in their respective areas.
“The ruling regime needs to understand and be absolutely clear that the more they will repress and suppress people the more will people resist and revolt. The people of Kashmir are resolute on their demand for freedom and justice and when nations rise for justice and against oppression no power on earth or military might can deter them as is being shown by the courageous and stead fast people of Jammu and Kashmir who are braving the worst kind of state aggression in modern times,” they added.
The joint leadership condemned the highhandedness of the anti-people regime and said it has touched the new height today when the police force asked local volunteers providing food and medicine to the injured and their attendants to stop their activities immediately or face consequences.
“Such actions are highly deplorable. They are an indicator to people to be ready, as the assault on them will get more and more aggressive and anti-human,” they said.
Appreciating the consistency and resolve in these sensitive and difficult times the leadership urged people to remain steadfast in these sensitive and difficult times. They appealed people to successfully implement all the programmes given by the unified leadership till 25 July.