The Joint Resistance Leadership Wednesday asked people in Jammu and Kashmir to observe Juma-tul-Vida as Youm-e-Quds and Youm-e-Kashmir.
The leaders including Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik said that on the day, the voice against oppression in Palestine and brutal state policies of India in Kashmir will be raised across all Masjids, Imam Badas and other religious places.
“On this day, voice of protest would be raised in Masjids, Khankhas, Shrines, Imam Badas and Shrines across the Valley against the atrocities being committed by Indian forces on people of Kashmir and for reclaiming of Bait-ul-Maqdas and Masjid-e-Aqsa,” the leadership, said in a statement, today.
“A resolution in this regard would also be presented in the gatherings for the endorsement of the people.”
The leadership has said that while the people of Palestine have been struggling for the past many decades the people of Kashmir too have been giving huge sacrifices in terms of life and property for the exercise of the right to self-determination.
The leadership has expressed dismay over the indifference of the International towards these burning issues, said the statement.
“These two issues have a quite resemblance, where the issue of Palestine has been posing threat to the peace of entire Middle East, the unresolved Kashmir issue is a big challenge for the permanent peace and stability in South Asia”.
The leadership has stressed upon the United Nations, OIC and other countries of the international community to play a positive role in the resolution of both these issues.