Shopian youth killing: JRL calls for peaceful protests after Friday prayers against ‘killing spree’ in Kashmir

Shopian youth killing: JRL calls for peaceful protests after Friday prayers against ‘killing spree’ in Kashmir
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Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik on Thursday called for Kashmir-wide protests after congregational Friday prayers on 26th January “against civilian killing, indiscriminate firing by forces on people, use of pellets, and vandalising properties.”
In a joint statement JRL impressed religious clerics to lead protest demonstration and aware people about the “ongoing bloodshed perpetrated by the state administration” and asked to raise the cause of “suppression and oppression” on the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
Strongly condemning the killing of 17-year teenager Shakir Ahmad Mir in Shopian by the government forces, the resistance leaders said that it is very unfortunate, and blamed state administration, police and occupational forces for these “brutal killings”.
Denouncing state rulers for their deceit and haughty approach, they said that this brutal killing proved that their tall claims for their so-called democracy is “hoax” and celebration for so-called republican day is just an enacted drama to deceive the international community. Paying glowing tributes to the slain youth in Shopian gunfight, resistance leadership said, “The youth are sacrificing their precious lives for a greater cause to serve the nation, and we are duty-bound to carry their mission to its logical end.”
Blaming India’s “haughty” and “stubborn” approach for “continuous bloodshed” in the state, JRL said, “We are duty bound to pursue their mission with sincere heart and dedication.” “The growing Indian aggression against unarmed and peaceful people in state has touched the alarming line and turned this beautiful place into a battle field,” JRL said, and added: Under well thought out plan, the Indian authorities, forces and their henchmen are carrying “genocide” in Kashmir.
In a telephonic address to mourners of slain youth Firdous Ahmad in Shopian, Geelani said that these youth are leaving a heavy responsibility on our shoulders and added that the blood of these “martyrs” will not be allowed to go waste and Kashmiris will never forget their sacrifices.
Appealing people to boycott upcoming elections, Geelani said that our nation is insecure in the hands of these puppet and cruel authorities, saying that our culture, civilization, religion and dignity is at stake. “We must protect and safeguard these sacrifices at any cost,” said Geelani .

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