Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik hailed the people of Kashmir for showing their deep resentment and unequivocal condemnation of the Amarnath attack.
JRL lauded the efforts of the people of Kashmir for providing aid and assistance to the Yatris in the hospitals despite them being subject to severe state brutalization and unprecedented repression for decades. They said, “The people of Kashmir have retained their humanitarian values and displayed that the great Kashmir ethos is intact. Participation of all segments of society in protesting the ghastly act is heartening to see.”
They said this should serve as an eye opener to those who encourage polarization.
Expressing deep sorrow at the martyrdom of three young Kashmiri boys Auqib Gul of Goripora, Tafazul Islam of Narbal and Sajad Ahmed Gilkar of Nowhatta at the hands of security forces at Radbugh Budgam, they paid tributes to them. The leadership said that it pains us greatly that our youth is forced to take up arms to resist oppression.
JRL said that bloodshed on all sides is uncalled for and is unfortunate and painful and should stop and this can happen only when the reality of Kashmir is accepted and ways and means of resolving the dispute is addressed by Centre.
They strongly condemned the restrictions imposed in downtown Srinagar to prevent the funeral prayers of Sajad Ahmed of Nowhatta at Jamia Masjid. They also slammed the indiscriminate teargas shelling and pellet firing on the mourners both in Hyderpora and Nowhatta in which scores of people got severely injured including some media men.