Srinagar: The joint resistance leadership Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik on Wednesday announced that Jumat-ul-Vada would be observed as Youm-e-Quds and Youm-e-Kashmir this year as well.
“On this day a voice 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,” a statement said adding, “a resolution in this regard would also be presented in the gatherings for the endorsement of the people”.
The leadership said like people of Palestine, 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 leaders expressed dismay over the indifference of the international community towards these two issues. . “These two issues have resemblance, where 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 of south Asia. In both regions people are facing aggression as a result, human lives are loss and grave human rights violations are being committed on regular basis,” they said.
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 these issues.