JRL calls for Shutdown on Saturday

Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Monday called for a complete shutdown on August 12 (Saturday) against the bid to ‘abrogate’ article 35-A and atrocities against the people in South Kashmir.

Terming the ‘ploy’ of Indian rulers and local government to wipe out state subject law in Jammu Kashmir, JRL leaders said that this law was implemented by erstwhile Maharaja in Jammu Kashmir.

“This kind of law is implemented in places that comprise of forests, glaciers and water bodies and Jammu Kashmir being such a land needed a protection regarding ecological balance which was provided by this law,” they said.

The JRL said that by eradicating this law Indian rulers backed by RSS want to fulfill their dream of changing the Muslim majority state into a minority state. 

They said that pro-Indian politicians of Jammu Kashmir are equally responsible for these anti-Muslim and anti-Kashmir plots that are being implemented here,

Urging people of Jammu Kashmir to remain vigilant against these conspiratorial plots, JRL leaders said, “If these plots are not stopped we will be forced to call people of Kashmir to come on roads against these ploys.”

The JRL leaders asked the people to observe a complete shutdown on Saturday (August 12) against the ‘ongoing genocide of Kashmiris, onslaught against common people especially in South Kashmir and changing state subject law in Jammu Kashmir’ and register their protest against these anti-Muslim and anti-Kashmir actions.

The leaders said that from the past many months, Kashmir has been turned into a killing field and massacre of young unarmed Kashmiris has become the order of the day.

“Our young ones are being killed with impunity and Indian trigger happy forces, are disrespecting every bit of humanity by seeing their mutilating their corpses, disrespecting even the deceased and taking Selfies with the dead bodies,” they said.

“On the one hand this ‘genocide’ is going on and on the other hand Indian forces have unleashed a new era of beatings, vandalizing properties, arrests and torturing common people without the discrimination of age or gender,” they added.

“Nocturnal raids, putting men, women, young and old in jails under black laws and beating men and women have become a routine in whole South Kashmir including Anantnag (Islamabad), Pulwama, Shupian, Kulgam, Bijbihara, Pampore and other areas. To divert attention from these atrocities and ongoing massacre and genocide, Indian rulers and local government have started NIA and ED terrorism against resistance camp and resistance leaders and even their kith and kin are being arrested or summoned, intimidated and a vicious defamation campaign and media trail is also going on against whole Kashmiri resistance,” the JRL said.

They said that today propaganda is going on that ‘our young ones who after being pushed to the wall are rendering valuable sacrifices are doing so for petty amounts. It is said that our young boys who bear pellets and bullets on their bodies resist only for some hundred rupees and also that our students on whom parents spend thousands are supporting resistance for 200 rupees. More over a vicious defamation campaign to malign resistance leadership is also going on Indian media especially TV channels,” the JRL leaders said.

They said that all this NIA ‘terrorism’ and uproar is being made to divert the attention of Indian public and international community from ongoing ‘genocide’ and ‘state sponsored terrorism’ in Kashmir especially South Kashmir so that this killing spree and atrocities can be continued unabated.

“Be it ongoing genocide of Kashmiris, NIA terrorism or bid to change the demography of Kashmir by eradicating state subject law, all is being done by Indian rulers with the active support of Mehbooba Mufti led PDP and other pro-Indian politicians,” they added.

The leadership said that same Mehbooba Mufti used to visit the bereaved families of martyrs’ especially in South Kashmir and shed tears but after she assumed power she has become most brutal and defeated all previous records of ‘oppression and tyranny’.

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