Killing graph has escalated, says JRL


Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) Thursday called for a peaceful protest after Friday prayers against the killing of a civilian in Pulwama district on Thursday. 

According to the statement issued here, the leaders including, Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik denounced the civilian killing in Tral and called for peaceful protest after Friday congregational prayers.

“Killing graph has escalated,” JRL said, adding that “forces enjoy impunity and it is the direct outcome of the threat statement of Indian army chief.”

“We feel aggrieved about this gruesome incident and have resented such incidents, however, keeping in mind Shab-e-Qadar and Jumaat-ul Wida, it is not possible to call for a shutdown, but we will stage protest demonstration against the brutal killing,” they said. Strongly criticizing international community for their silence over these inhuman episodes, the leadership said that more than ten lakh armed personnel have virtually declared war on innocent civilians in the state.

Paying tributes to slain youth including a civilian, the JRL expressed deep concern over the continuous loss of lives of ‘mujahedeen’ and said “a few black sheep in society are providing inputs about the presence of brave hearts. It is heart wrenching for us.”

Denouncing these criminals, the JRL stated that “it is an extremely shameful act and highly condemnable.”

“They must be answerable for their criminalities and will in hereafter face the wrath of Almighty Allah,” they said.

Blaming Indian authorities for continuous bloodshed and uncertainty, the resistance leaders said that “the arrogance, haughtiness and unrealistic approach of Indian authorities are the basic reason for chaos in the state. They don’t care for the aspirations of people instead they rely on their military might.”



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