Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) Thursday condemned the fresh wave of terror unleashed by the Government of India (GoI) against the Kashmir’s resistance camp and also against the people.
In a statement issued here, the JRL including Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik said that on the basis of military might, Delhi is trying to choke all space for the pro-freedom leadership.
In a joint statement issued here, the JRL said that to keep the resistance leaders away from the people, all undemocratic means are being employed by Delhi and the local government in Kashmir while as worst form of oppressive measures are being used to suppress the genuine dissent.
JRL said that last year is witness to the worst ever and ultimate form of repression unleashed by the forces that left thousands blinded and maimed by the pellets, more than 126 youth killed, more than 15000 injured with bullets and pellets and hundreds slapped with draconian PSA and lodged in various jails in and outside the State.
The leadership said the fact remains that the real state of affairs in J&K are run and managed by the Indian Home Ministry and every step is being taken on their direction while the state government is only a ‘stooge’.
JRL said under a well-planned conspiracy to defame the Kashmiri leadership and the ongoing sacred movement for freedom on the directions of Indian home ministry, NIA has been assigned the job of harassing and intimidating Kashmiri pro-freedom leaders, their families, friends, and business community also.
They said that basic purpose of the raid spree being carried out by the NIA is to instill fear among the pro-freedom leadership and the people of Kashmir.
They urged people of Kashmir to observe complete shutdown on the upcoming visit of Indian Home Minister on Sunday September 10, 2017. By observing the strike, people of Kashmir will prove to the world community and the Indian leadership that by using military might against the people or harresing the leadership genuine and people’s movement in Kashmir cannot be crushed
JRL said that Kashmir issue is not territorial or law and order dispute but a political dispute acknowledged by the highest world body called UN through its 18 resolutions pending implementation and these resolutions give the right to self-determination to the people of Kashmir to choose their fate.
They also condemned the raids conducted by the NIA on the residences of Hurriyat leader Aga Syed Al Moosvi, Al safavi, Ghulam Nabi Sumji, Showkat Bakshi and Zameer Sheikh besides others, and said that the only aim of these raids is to build pressure on the pro-freedom leaders to stop advocating people’s cause for freedom
The leadership said such oppressive tactics are not going to break the resolve of pro-freedom leaders, who are duty bound and committed to work towards the final settlement of Kashmir issue as per the wishes and aspirations of people.