Srinagar: A joint protest rally of resistance parties was taken outside Srinagar’s historic Jamia Masjid Srinagar to protest the killing of civilian Mohammad Yousuf Bhat of Panzgam Kupwara and the unabated state sponsored “terrorism” in Kashmir.
In a statement, joint resistance leadership said a large number of people participated in the rally.
“Protest was against the use of barbaric forces on the students and people,” it said.
Terming the bloodshed being carried out against the Kashmiris by government forces as a policy based on political vendetta, the joint resistance leadership, comprising of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has said that the people of Kashmir were facing the worst form of state sponsored “terrorism”.
“The resistance leaders stated that the state was hard trying to push the people, demanding freedom, towards wall by subjecting them to repression and carrying out bloodshed against them. The state has resorted to military build-up in Kashmir to impose the silence of graveyard in Kashmir,” it added.
Terming the statement of VHP leader Praveen Togadia that Kashmir should be bombed as communal fascism, the resistance leadership stated that such poisonous statements by right wing Hindutva forces have a tradition. “Kashmiris don’t fear such hollow statements which carry no weight but poison only,” they said.