SRINAGAR: Strongly condemning the “brutal” killing of two youths Javid Ahmad Bhat and Suhail Javed Lone in south Kashmir’s Shopian district by government forces, the joint resistance leadership (JRL) has called for a complete and state-wide shutdown today.
In a statement, the JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik while expressing grief the killings said army, CRPF and police are “hell bent upon liquidating our youth in a well-knit plan” irrespective of them being armed or unarmed.
“A few days back, one more youth Shakir Ahmad Mir was also killed and two teenage girls were shot in their head. They are battling for their lives at SIKIMS, Soura,” the leadership said.
Expressing sympathy with the bereaved families, the JRL said this daily bloodbath in “our land” is only because of the “collaborators of these killers”.
“These paid agents of the oppressor will shortly shout throat aching slogans in favour of victims and shed crocodile tears just to befool the people but in reality their hands are drenched in this innocent blood,” the leadership said.
“Had they been just humans, they would have long ago preferred to side with the oppressed and played an active and practical role to stop this bloodshed but their personal lust and greed has made them so coward that they neither have the courage to do so nor have the authority to question these uniformed killers,” Geelani, Mirwaiz and Malik said.