JRL calls for shutdown today

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) Tuesday called for a complete shutdown on Wednesday against what they termed as the ‘growing Indian aggression’ in Kashmir.

The JRL asked people to observe complete shutdown on Wednesday to protest against the killing of three civilians at different places during the last few days.

JRL comprising of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik as per a joint statement issued here said that the Kashmir has been turned into a killing field where the lives of men, women and even children are not safe.

“The brutal killings of Misra Bano and Asif Iqbal of Kupwara, Ruby (beauty) Jan of Shupian and Zahid Ahmad who was killed in Rajasthan India, clearly show that Indian army, occupational forces and police are here only to kill Kashmiris and pro-India politicians are deployed to provide legal shield to these killers,” they said, adding that Kashmiris cannot and will never remain silent on this genocide and will observe a total shutdown on Dec 20 to protest against this ‘growing aggression’.

Terming the ongoing killings of innocent men and women by Indian ‘trigger happy forces’ as agonizing, JRL said that spree of brutal killings has crossed every limit and has now become intolerable.

The leaders said that no Kashmiri is ready to tolerate this genocide silently and no stone will be left unturned to stop these brutalities.

They said that some days back, a poor woman Misra Bano was targeted with bullets at Handwara and killers and their abettors’ tried to cover it up by putting blame on cross firing.

“Only few days after this brutal killing these trigger happy soldiers of illegal occupation gunned down another innocent boy Asif Iqbal who was a lone bread earner for his family and same theory of cross firing was repeated. Today these blood thirsty men in uniform have taken the life of another innocent woman Beauty Jan wife of Manzoor Ahmad at Shopian and injured many more critically and the story may remain the same,” they said.

They said that similarly, another Kashmiri youth Zahid Ahmad was put to death at Rajasthan in mysterious conditions.

JRL leaders said that “be it Indian occupational army , its killer forces or abettors in the form of police and civil administration, each one of these is here to kill Kashmiris with impunity and at will and pro-India politicians remain deployed to provide them with a legal cover.”

They said that from 1947 till date, Lakhs of people have been killed and maimed by Indian army, police and forces.

“Though these killings have been triggered by Indian forces but the responsibility lies on the shoulders of those pro-India politicians, assembly members and so-called rulers who provide legal cover and immunity to the killers and thus contribute in this genocide,” added the JRL leaders.

JRL leaders said that according to the law of nature every tyranny and tyrant has a fixed life and when tyranny exceeds its limits, it is bound to perish, this is why Indian aggression and tyranny is also bound to die soon as it has also crossed every limit.

The leaders said that tolerating oppression with silence has never been the practice of living nations and as such Kashmiris can and will not accept this brutality silently and will keep resisting this aggression with valor and passion.

They said that Indian rulers and their forces have choked every little space on peaceful political activities and even space for every kind of protest has been banned and throttled.

Meanwhile, on JRL’s call, a protest rally and sit-in was organized today at Abi Guzar Lal Chowk which condemned the growing state terrorism.

A protest rally was organized at Abi Guzar Lal chowk in which leaders and activists of JRL along with people from many walks of life protested against the brutal killings of Misra Bano and Asif Iqbal of Kupwara, Ruby (beauty) Jan of Shupian and Zahid Ahmad who was killed in Rajasthan.

This rally as per the statement issued here started from JKLF office Abi Guzar and marched towards Lal chowk. “Police and forces laid barricades near press enclave to stop its march after which the participants of the rally sat on a peaceful sit-in,” the spokesman said.

He said that the sit-in was addressed by JRL leaders Noor Muhammad Kalwal, Hakim Abdul Rashid and Mushtaq Ahmad Sofi and many others including advocate Bashir Ahmad Butt, master Sheikh Muhammad Afzal, Hakim Abdul Rashid, engineer Ghulam Rasool Dar Eidi, advocate Sheikh Yasir Dalal, Molvi Bashir Irfani, Syed Muhammad Shafi, Muhammad Sideeq Hazari, Mushtaq Ajmal, Muhammad Yasin Butt, Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri, Muhammad Salim Zargar, Muhammad Sideeq Shah, Imtiyaz Ahmad shah, Imtiyaz Haider, Yasmin Raja, Ramiz Raja, Muhammad Yasin Atatie, Irfan Ahmad Butt, Fayaz Ahmad Budgami, Haji Abdul Qudoos, Ishfaq Ahmad Khan and others participated in it.




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