Srinagar: The joint resistance leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik on Thursday appealed to the people of state to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha with simplicity and austerity in the backdrop of prevailing situation.
The leaders asked the people to pledge for pursuing “our cherished goal with dedication and sincerity”.
The leadership while praying for the well-being and prosperity for whole Muslim Ummah, asked people to stage protests against proposed tinkering and repealing of state subject laws, article 370, implementation of GST, uniform civil code and character assassination campaign launched by NIA.
They said the “intended tampering” with the state subject law is a “ploy to change the demography of Jammu and Kashmir and in this way, the issue is directly linked to our right of self-determination.”
They asked affluent families of the State to take care of the needy, orphans, widows and families of martyrs.
In their joint statement, JLS said that NIA detained Huriyat leadership including Shabir Ahmad Shah, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saif ullah, Raja Meraj u Din Kalwal, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Shahid ul Islam, Farooq Ahmad Dar and Faheem Ahmad in fabricated cases and even basic facilities were not being provided to them.
They said that senior JKLF leader Noor Mohammad Kalwal was also summoned by NIA and implicated in fictitious cases, while as Dr Nayeem Geelani and Dr Naseem Geelani were released and asked to attend its Delhi office on next date after Eid.
They said that NIA is being used as a tool to harass pro-freedom leadership and destroy state economy and as such businessman like Zahoor Ahmad Watali too was arrested and being interrogated in New Delhi.
JLS on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha greeted prisoners and prayed for their well-being and prosperity. They said that nation salute them for their steadfastness, persistence and their commitment.
Slamming authorities for their haughty approach towards prisoners and particularly towards Dukhtaran-e-Milat chairperson Aasiya Andrabi, the leaders said that despite court orders, the ailing leader is not being released. “It is sheer lawlessness that the said leader despite court orders was rearrested ignoring all ethics and morals,” said JRL.